The Eagles did not want to take any chances with their All-Pro offensive tackle Jason Peters, who was entering the final year of his contract in 2014.
So they inked the 32-year-old to a five-year,$51.3 million pact with $19.55 million guaranteed Wednesday, keeping the anchor of their offensive line in place for years to come.
Peters has been an Eagles since 2009 but missed all of 2012 with atwice-ruptured Achilles tendon, leaving the offensive line in disarray in his absence.
“There aren’t many people cut from the same cloth as Jason Peters,” Eagles coach Chip Kelly said in a statement. “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.”
Peters is a six-time pro bowler, and with this deal extending through his age-36 season, it is likely he will finish his career with the Eagles.