The Chicago Bears added veteran help to fill a major void on their offensive line. The Bears signed 39-year-old former Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro offensive tackle Jason Peters, his agency, Elite Loyalty Sports, announced Saturday.
Former Eagles’ OT Jason Peters is signing with the Bears, per his agent @ELSportsLLC.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 14, 2021
Chicago’s prospective starting left tackle, Teven Jenkins, a second-round pick out of Oklahoma State, has yet to practice this summer because of a back injury. Jenkins played right tackle in college but was expected to move to the blindside as a rookie. Bears projected starting right tackle Germain Ifedi (hip flexor) also has yet to practice in training camp and currently is on the non-football injury list.
The Bears released Charles Leno, their previous left tackle, in May. Peters started six games at left tackle and two at right guard in 2020 with the Eagles.
“He’s coming in here to compete to be the starting left tackle.”
—Matt Nagy on OT Jason Peters
— Jason Lieser (@JasonLieser) August 14, 2021
Anything left in the tank?: Peters is one of the best tackles of his generation but is almost 40 years old, coming off the worst PFF grade (67.6) of his career and has become a durability question mark in recent years. Click here for PFF Player Grades…
Smart gamble: Two out of his last three seasons have been only average, but he is only a year removed from an impressive year with a PFF pass-blocking grade of 86.7. For a team with as many questions on the O-line as Chicago, Peters is a good gamble. Click here for PFF Premium Stats…