By Jack Ryan
There has been lots of talk this season that Eagles left tackle Jason Peters, the rock of the offensive line since he got here in 2008, has seen better days.
He will be 34 next month, and his athletic body has been nicked up enough that he has missed a few games with injuries.
But Peters told CSN that his fire is still burning.
“I honestly don’t care about the Pro Bowl,” Peters said. “It doesn’t matter to me. If I get it, it’s nice, but at this point in my career, I want a ring. I don’t want a Pro Bowl.
“If I don’t get picked, it’ll just make me work harder, but that’s it. Other than that, it’s not something I think about.”
Among active offensive linemen, only Joe Thomas of the Browns, with eight, has been to more Pro Bowls than Peters.
Even though Peters didn’t get to Philly until his sixth NFL season, he is still tied for sixth in Eagles history with his five Pro Bowls as an Eagle.
One more would tie him with Donovan McNabb and Pete Pihos at six. Only Chuck Bednarik (eight), Brian Dawkins and Reggie White (seven) have been selected to more than six.
Peters said Pro Bowls meant a lot more to him early in his career than now.
“When I first was trying to make it and the first five times (in a row), you were trying to keep it going,” he said. “But now it’s at the point like where I’d rather get a ring now. I’d rather make the playoffs.
“I’m not worried about that. I’m looking at Arizona, I’m looking at Redskins, I’m looking at Giants, and then I’ll go from there.”