The Philadelphia Eagles celebrated a 34-24 victory Monday night and moved to a league-best 6-1, but they lost Jason Peters in the process.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, an MRI confirmed that the left tackle tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee.
Peters left the victory over Washington in an air cast while being carted off the field. Initial reports shared by ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, among other reporters, offered some hope. Rapoport’s update, however, crushes that optimism.
Unfortunately for the Eagles — and specifically quarterback Carson Wentz — it means Peters will be out for the season.
The offensive line must try to replace his impact as a run-blocker and blindside protector, and that unceremonious job falls to Halapoulivaati Vaitai.
Philadelphia signed Peters to a one-year extension through 2019 during the offseason, so he could return next year. At 35 years old, though, the retirement question is bound to linger until he formally addresses the situation.
The Eagles are starting to have realistic thoughts about a Super Bowl run, but the road is a little tougher without Peters.