Nine-time Pro Bowl OT Jason Peters offers his assistance to the New York Jets offensive line
The New York Jets‘ offensive line is arguably the team’s weakest unit heading into the start of the 2023 season (though recent developments are changing the unit’s fortunes). But with Aaron Rodgers under center, protecting the quarterback is more important than ever if the team truly has Super Bowl aspirations – and everyone knows it.
Speaking on Good Morning Football, 41-year-old free agent OT Jason Peters offered his assistance to the Jets offensive line.
We asked Free Agent OT Jason Peters about helping the Jets O-Line:
“They give me the call, I’m gonna show up and show out. That’s what I do. I’m a straight professional when it comes to that. Helping the young guys- if they want me to sit, you know I’ll sit.” pic.twitter.com/JscWUQfvqo
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“[The Jets] give me the call, I’m gonna show up and show out,” said Peters. “That’s what I do. I’m a straight professional when it comes to that. Helping the young guys; if they want me to sit, you know I’ll sit.”
Peters has played 19 NFL seasons and believes he still has plenty to offer a competing team like the Jets. A nine-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro, Peters was also a member of the 2010s All-Decade Team.
Peters’ career is truly incredible. He signed with the Jets’ AFC rival, the Buffalo Bills, as an undrafted free agent in 2004 and was voted to the Pro Bowl in his final two years with the team.
In 2009, he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles and established himself as a future Hall of Fame player. He’d play for the Eagles until 2021, where he would later sign with the Chicago Bears. Peters started 15 games for the Bears before signing with the Dallas Cowboys in 2022.
At 41, it’s hard for the Jets to seriously consider Peters as a starting candidate at either tackle position. However, he would provide solid depth and veteran presence on a young, budding team. Peters also offers the versatility to play either guard position.
The Jets’ current LT, Duane Brown, will be activated from the PUP list this week and return to practice. How effective he will be at age 38 remains to be seen. All cards should be on the table for the Jets if they want to maximize their Super Bowl window this season.