Damn. Damn, damn, damn. Sure, Jason Peters is currently a 38-year-old LT who was constantly injured (or just spent) during games for the past few years. But he's still a first ballot HOF who is quite possibly the greatest lineman in Eagles history. It's never easy to move on from one of the best. Peep these:
- Super Bowl champion (LII)
- 9× Pro Bowl (2007–2011, 2013–2016)
- 2× First-team All-Pro (2011, 2013)
- 4× Second-team All-Pro (2007, 2008, 2010, 2014)
Not to mention he's essentially been a father figure to a bunch of these guys for a decade. Now let's see if Andre Dillard can fill the HOF's shoes. He will at least be able to wipe with his dominant hand, because that of course for some reason makes a difference. As long as he protects his QB with his heart and soul, he'll at least be trying to follow in The Bodyguard's footsteps.
PS - Greatest trade in Philly history? Got Peters in '09 for a first, third, and conditional sixth. 10 years, most of which were prime in one of the most important positions on the gridiron. If it's not #1, it's up there.