After starting 15 games last season for the Chicago Bears, Jason Peters was one of the stronger aspects of the Bears’ offense.
There was a lot of attention on Matt Nagy and Justin Fields, but in terms of who might’ve played the best on offense, Jason Peters certainly deserves some credit.
Considering the fact that Jason Peters was on his fishing boat when he was called to join the Bears last season, his play was admirable, to say the least.
And the big man isn’t done yet, or at least that’s the impression he gave in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio.
“Whenever the opportunity comes, I’m going to give it one more run at it and try to get me another ring, or pass on some knowledge to these young kids, up and coming,” Peters said. “But I don’t have a time frame on when I’m going to get signed. You know, last year, it was two-and-a-half weeks into training camp. So whenever the time comes, I’ll be ready.” – Jason Peters on his future
Being that Peters is 40 years old now, there’s little reason to think that Ryan Poles would want to bring him into the current Chicago Bears offense, but if there’s little improvement shown by the current group of tackles, Jason Peters could see himself getting another phone call on his fishing boat.
Are the Chicago Bears looking to reunite with Jason Peters this season?
Along with that, in the most humble opinion, it’s not super likely that the Chicago Bears are the team to hoist the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the 2022 NFL season. So, ring-chasing likely won’t be the motivation for Peters if he does choose to have a reunion with the Chicago Bears.
The more likely outcome, if he is to sign with the Bears, is to teach the young kids.
Current age of Chicago Bears’ offensive tackles
- Larry Borom: 23 years old
- Braxton Jones: 23 years old
- Teven Jenkins: 24 years old
- Zachary Thomas: 24 years old
- Julie’n Davenport: 27 years old
- Shon Coleman: 31 years old
- Dakota Dozier: 31 years old
While the playoff run and shot at a ring are more of a dream than reality, there are plenty of “young kids” on this roster for Jason Peters to mentor. And considering the number of penalties called on this offensive line group as a whole, mentoring from Jason Peters could be a great move for Chicago.
That is if, Ryan Poles is willing to break out the checkbook for a 40-year-old offensive tackle that had to end his season early last year due to an ankle injury.
All-in-all, it’s a move that does more for the future than it does for them right now. Jason Peters is an incredible football mind that’s played the game at a high level for almost two decades. Will it happen? Probably not. However, a Jason Peters reunion in Chicago could be a good move to mentor these young guys.