Well LA Chargers fans, we can officially stop wondering if this team will sign Jason Peters to fill the void at left tackle. On Tuesday morning, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the heart-breaking news that Peters is re-signing with the Eagles in order to replace the injured Brandon Brooks at right guard, so he is flipping both positions and sides on the offensive line.
The most-surprising part has got to be that they inked him for only $6 million. Many believed his price range would be closer to the $8-$9 million range which would have been a tight fit for the Bolts but still doable.
Jason Peters is signing a one-year deal worth up to $6 million that includes $3 million in guarantees, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 14, 2020
Peters is 38 years old and wants to play until he’s 40. https://t.co/LVBaXMTn2O
As of now, the only free agent tackle left on the market that would be worthwhile to sign is Kelvin Beachum. There’s a chance the Chargers could get him at the same price, seeing as he hasn’t found a home and he was making around $8 million on average over his three years with New York.
All in all, this is certainly a bummer. It was fun to hold onto that little bit of hope while it lasted. The reality of Trey Pipkins or Sam Tevi having to learn how to be an NFL left tackle on the fly is becoming more and more of a reality.
Happy Tuesday, everyone. Here are today’s links.
Drue Tranquill is in awe of SoFi Stadium (Chargers.com)
Luis Tirado Jr. makes the case for an open QB competition (Bolt Beat)
Chris Hayre takes a look at the Chargers wide receiver group (Chargers.com)
Gavino Borquez reports on S Roderic Teamer being suspended for the first four games of 2020 (Chargers Wire)
Washington is officially retiring the team’s nickname (CBS Sports)
EA released the Madden 21 ratings for the top-10 QBs in the game (ESPN)
Stephon Gilmore loves the Patriots for signing Cam Newton (Pro Football Talk)
The Cowboys and Dak Prescott are not close to agreeing on a long-term contract (Pro Football Talk)
TE Jordan Reed is receiving interest from three teams (NFL.com)
Kevin Patra reports on the Broncos and S Justin Simmons working on a long-term deal prior to the deadline (NFL.com)