Chicago Bears: Philadelphia insider gives a horrible take on Jason Peters

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Chicago Bears LT, Jason Peters has been nothing but elite for the Eagles

Look, I understand that Peters only played eight games for the Eagles last year, but he played 13 in 2019 and a full 16 games in 2018. To make things even more confusing, Peters played really, really well in both of those seasons.

As we are all aware, I am not a big Pro Football Focus (PFF) proponent — most specifically regarding some of their subjective stats and their grades. That said, I do believe they are the best indicator as of right now for individual offensive line performance. In 2018, Jason Peters had an overall grade of 71.1 for the Eagles. He allowed two sacks on 868 snaps at left tackle. Peters improved on that in 2019 with an elite 82.3 grade, while allowing three sacks on 872 snaps.

When exactly was Peters starting to trend downward? He was elite in 2017 with an 84.2 grade but only played seven games. Is that the knock on him? Two seasons (2017 and 2020) with no more than half a season played? I guess last year his grade did drop to a pedestrian 67.6, but that’s still better than many other left tackles in the league and an average grade at the position. Not to mention, he was forced to play both left tackle and guard that year — guard not being his natural position.

From 2007 to 2016, Jason Peters was a Pro Bowler every season. He was a First-Team All-Pro in 2011 and 2013. He missed all of 2012 due to a torn Achillies before the season started. The point here is that Peters has been elite for the Eagles his entire career outside of 2020 and should easily be a Hall of Famer. If Rob Maaddi left his comments at this, I probably would not have said anything else. However, he continues to say more that makes this an even worse take in my opinion.