Peters has remained at that spot whenever healthy, so he and Kelce have spent a lot of time on the field and in offensive linemen meetings over the years. They haven’t been sharing any Zoom meetings this offseason with Peters still on the open market as a free agent, although the veteran recently said he’s spoken to the Eagles about a return.
Kelce didn’t share any inside info about the possibility of that happening, but did say it would be strange if Peters didn’t return.
“It is hard to imagine potentially playing without Jason Peters, the personality and the guy that he’s been to this organization, but at some point, it’s going to be the end for all of us,” Kelce said, via NJ.com. “I don’t know what’s going to happen. Again, I’d love to play with the guy again, but obviously this is in the hands of the people who are making important decisions and cap decisions and all these decisions that are way over my head.”
2019 first-rounder Andre Dillard would likely take over for Peters if he’s not back. Kelce said Dillard has “incredible physical abilities” and believes he’d benefit from a full camp if he is going to be in the starting lineup this fall.