A Closer Look at the Jason Peters Trade and Questions Surrounding it

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Published: April 17, 2009


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In case you live under a rock, the Philadelphia Eagles have traded for LT Jason Peters.

The Eagles have agreed in principle to trade their first round (28th), fourth round, and an undisclosed selection next year in 2010.

Peters looks to become the highest paid left tackle in the NFL and it's being reported that he and the Eagles have agreed in principle to a deal that would do just that. At this point, the highest paid LT is Jordan Gross who will be making around nine million dollars annually.

My guess is that Peters will get a deal somewhere in the ballpark of five to six years, and between $55 and $65 million with about $32-$35 in guaranteed money.

On the surface, this is a fantastic trade for the Eagles and it significantly improves their offensive line. However, this a trade that could go very wrong, very quickly.

When you look at this line now, it screams "best in the league!" This is not to say that maybe it won't be, b...

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