JASON Peters was signed to a 4 year extension today, which was a very smart move on the Eagles behalf. Not only do we get stability at the LT spot, but he’s locked in at an almost static 10 million a year for next five years.
This means that as the salary cap expands over time, Peters will actually represent less of the cap figure. In a real sense, he gets cheaper the longer we keep him.
Full disclosure; let me say up front, I didn’t see this extension coming this soon. In fact I wasn’t certain it would happen. (Same with many fans speculating a 2015 move for Lane Johnson to LT.) I thought if it did happen, it would come in October/November. I’m as surprised as anyone that it happened now. That said, this changes…just about nothing.
I put together a chart breaking down where the biggest needs were (using roster information from the Eagles salary cap page), so I can get a better-than-the-average-fan’s handle, on what the Draft will look like once Free Agency is over. Here’s what I have:
Under Contracts Expiring, we now only have 1 OT with an expiring deal, but I put this together on the 23rd, so of course that parts outdated now.
Otherwise, if we’re building for the future, all the Peters signing did was make that chart up there more feasible.