Bills Rumors: Should the Buffalo Bills bring back Jason Peters?

Jan 8, 2023; Landover, Maryland, USA; Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Jason Peters (71) blocks
Jan 8, 2023; Landover, Maryland, USA; Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Jason Peters (71) blocks / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

One of the best undrafted free agent signings in Buffalo Bills franchise history was Jason Peters. He would join the Bills in 2004 after being a tight end at the University of Arkansas and would actually catch his first NFL touchdown pass in the season opener in 2005.

However, Peters would eventually move to offensive tackle and would quickly emerge as an elite offensive tackle in the NFL. He would start 54 games over his final four seasons with the Bills and make the Pro Bowl twice but the Bills would trade him to the Philadelphia Eagles after the two sides couldn't resolve contract issues.

Peters would continue to have success and make seven straight Pro Bowls, not including the 2012 season when he missed the entire year.

Could Jason Peters continue his career with the Buffalo Bills?

On Friday, ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted that Jason Peters, who is a free agent, wanted to continue his career and play this season. Peters will be turning 42 years old and at this point probably is not able to handle being a starter for a full season.

However, after the recent retirement of Brandon Shell the Buffalo Bills could use a veteran swing tackle to back up Dion Dawkins and Spencer Brown. This is a role that Jason Peters would be perfect for as he has played well in limited action over the past few seasons.

For most of his career, Jason Peters has played left tackle but last season with the Dallas Cowboys stepped in at right tackle. He was able to play well on a side he hadn't played at in over a decade and could be a good swing tackle for the Buffalo Bills this season.

The Buffalo Bills depth at offensive tackle is pretty questionable, particularly at left tackle. The Bills have David Quessenberry as their top backup but he is probably strictly a right tackle. If Dawkins were to miss time then Spencer Brown probably moves to left and Quessenberry steps in at right tackle.

This probably wouldn't be ideal but having a veteran like Jason Peters could be an answer for some of these questions for this season. It would give Peters to return to the franchise he started his career with and potentially be the last team he plays for in a remarkable career.