As Brandon Brooks recovers from a torn Achilles, he’s willing to give his replacement Jason Peters any help he can.
He just doesn’t think Peters will need it.
I always say with him, he’s a first-ballot Hall of Famer, gold jacket man, every time I see him,” Brooks said on an Instagram Live with ProFootballFocus on Tuesday. “I give him a hard time all the time. I don’t even call him Jason Peters; I just call him Mr. Gold Jacket, as far as I’m concerned.
“The thing with JP is, what hasn’t he done? What can’t he do? Made the transition from tight end to right tackle, Pro Bowl. From there he went to left tackle. As he told me, looking at his Pro Bowls and All-Pros is like counting to 10. If there’s anybody who can do it, it’s JP.
“Definitely, anything he needs. Me to sit down and watch film with him, to talk about how I do things. I’ve already talked to him about that. Somebody of his caliber, I just sit back and let him do his thing. I’m sure he’s going to figure it out. He did it at both tackles. Not just for him, but even the young guys. Anything I can do to help the guys out, I’ll do.
Brooks tore his Achilles in June and is out for the 2020 season. But he also said he’s doing well in recovery and will get his boot off next Thursday and will then be able to ramp up his rehab.
Instead of going with one of their younger options at right guard, the Eagles brought back 38-year-old Peters to switch positions and flip sides. After nearly a decade at left tackle, Peters will play right guard while Andre Dillard takes over his old spot.
When asked if the transition from tackle to guard will be tougher in the run or pass game, Brooks said it was probably about even. But then he brought up how tough it can be to flip sides of the line, especially after years on the left. Because it’s really hard.
“Like I said before, if anybody can do it, it’s him,” Brooks said. “When it comes to helping him out, I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make that transition as smooth as possible.”
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