(NEW YORK) — One year ago, Philadelphia Eagles tackle Jason Peters’ career was in jeopardy after suffering an Achilles injury. After a stellar comeback season, Peters has agreed on a new five-year deal with the Eagles.
“Jason is everything you look for in a left tackle,” Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said. “The unique blend of size, speed and athleticism that Jason possesses is something that everybody wants in an offensive lineman. However, what makes him really unique is his desire to improve day in and day out despite the fact that he’s played at an elite level for so many years.”
Peters was already under contract for the 2014 season, but his new deal will run through the 2018 season, and will pay him $51.3 million with $19.55 million guaranteed.
The 32-year-old Peters missed the entire 2012 season after injuring his Achilles in the offseason, causing many to wonder if he would ever regain his All-Pro form. Peters wound up making the Pro-Bowl in 2013, and finished second in the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year Award.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN