WHY ARE EAGLES DRAFTING A QB AND NOT A JASON PETERS REPLACEMENT?

By Peter Gleason

With Eagles’ big boss Howie Boy Roseman trying to impress his father figure owner Jeff Lurie that he is a real general manager and not a fantasy football twit:

The Eagles are mortgaging their future for either Carson Wentz or Jared Goff, but the Sam Bradford-Chase Daniel duo was not a poor short-term quarterback solution.

Instead, the team’s biggest immediate concern is at cornerback, where the Eagles currently field a corps of unproven youngsters (Eric Rowe, JaCorey Shepherd) and veterans coming off major injuries in 2015 (Nolan Carroll, Leodis McKelvin).

Jason Peters (above) hobbled through most of last season and turned 34 in the offseason. While former first-rounder Lane Johnson might shift over to the blind side, the Eagles do not appear to have any other starting-quality offensive tackles on their roster. With just two picks within the top 150, though, this player would likely need to be a developmental prospect.

 

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