The Philadelphia Eagles rushing attack is the most formidable in the NFL, and it goes beyond the fact that LeSean McCoy is a monster and the second-best back in the league. It also goes beyond Chip Kelly’s offensive genius and commitment to the rushing attack, as the main heroes of the Eagles offense lie up front. Evan Mathis, Jason Peters, and Jason Kelce are three elite players at their respective positions, with Kelce and Mathis arguably the best at center and guard respectively. Well, there’s simply no argument that Mathis is the class of the guards in the league, as his relentless and dependable run blocking are a joy to watch.
McCoy stated that he thinks the best player on the Eagles is on the line in front of him, as he tabbed star left tackle Jason Peters, who joined Kelce with a new contract this offseason, as the team’s top player. In fact, he doesn’t think it’s close, via the Philadelphia Daily News’s Les Bowen, as he said Peters is, “the best player on this team, for sure, hands down. There’s nothing he can’t do. If you need him to play tight end, he can play tight end.”
He can play tight end indeed, especially in jumbo packages. Peters can do everything at the left tackle position with nearly flawless execution, as he’s a safe bet in pass protection and probably the league’s premier run blocking left tackle (it’s a coin flip between him or Nate Solder). There aren’t many tackles with Peters’s athleticism, and he rounded into elite form as the season wore on and the effects of his previous injury wore off. I wouldn’t say “hands down”, though, because McCoy and Mathis are also two incredible players.