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Philadelphia Eagles left tackle Jason Peters rebounded from an Achilles injury and was a dominate player once again during the 2013 season.
And he has been rewarded.
Peters agreed to a four-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through 2018, according to the Philadelphia Eagles. He was slated to earn $10 million in 2014, the final year of his contract.
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said the four-year extension is worth $41.3 million ($19.55 million guaranteed). The deal is worth $51.3 million over five years.
“There aren't many people cut from the same cloth as Jason Peters,” Eagles coach Chip Kelly said (via the team’s website). “To be able to bounce back from two Achilles injuries and return to an All-Pro level speaks not only to his incredible athleticism, but proves just how hard he works at his game. Having him at left tackle provides a lot of comfort to our quarterback and to our entire offense. He's a guy that many players look up to in our locker room.”
It is a great move for the Eagles.
Philadelphia’s Nick Foles is poised to become a franchise quarterback, and retaining Peters creates long-term offensive stability. Foles finished with 2,891 passing yards, 27 touchdowns and two interceptions last season. His passer rating was 119.2, and he was named Offensive MVP of the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl.
Peters is a six-time Pro Bowler and five-time All-Pro selection (twice earning first-team honors). More importantly, he is part of Philadelphia’s long-term plans.
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