Jason Peters: Leadership Case Study

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Undrafted. Jason Peters began his career in the NFL having that as his moniker. Picked up by the Buffalo Bills, Peters worked and grew into one of the leagues best Tackles, and was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009. Peters continued his stellar career right here in Philadelphia; currently having 9 Pro Bowl selections, with 3 first team All Pro selections. What has made Peters truly stand out aside from his talent and honors has been his commitment towards his team, his leadership, and his intuition to protect his Quarter Back, arguably the greatest quality in a Left Tackle. In 2014 Nick Foles took a "legal" hit from a defensive player for the Washington Football Club, which Peters witnessed and immediately attacked the player for going after his QB. The League ruled Peters to be out of line and ejected him from the game and later received a $10,000 fine, which he…show more content…
The obvious heir apparent is Lane Johnson, drafted in 2013 as Peters eventual replacement, but Johnson's career has been questioned with multiple accounts of issues with performing enhancement drugs; twice suspended, first season for four games, and 2016 for ten. If Johnson is caught again, the suspension will be for two years, which would destroy the integrity of the Eagles' offensive line and place Carson Wentz in a dangerous position without a proper tackle to block his blind side. Peters now is needed more then ever to shore up the Eagles Offensive Line and provide the protection the young QB needs to grow as a playcaller. If not just for Wentz's confidence, Peters is needed for a veteran presence as a leader and teammate to rely on, and he'll do just
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