Friday, April 17, 2009
Eagles Land Star Lineman Peters
The Philadelphia Eagles have finally made a big move this offseason. It was reported today by Comcast Sportsnet that the Eagles have traded three draft picks (1rst, 4th, 6th in 2010) to the Buffalo Bills for offensive lineman Jason Peters. Peters was having contract disputed with the Bills and will probably work out a new deal with the Eagles.
I have to confess: I have never heard of Peters. Of course, most Eagles fans probably haven't either. I hear he is good though, and he definitely filled one of the Eagles needs at the left tackle position.
Peters is a two time Pro Bowler at left tackle. The Eagles did give up a first rounder for him, but they were likely to use that pick on a lineman anyway. Instead, they traded that pick for a proven player. I think this is an excellent move by the Eagles because you never know if a rookie is going to work out the way you want.