Eagles offensive lineman Jason Peters went on a five part Instagram rant (all of which has now been deleted, but don't worry, we have the pictures) on Friday night expressing his displeasure regarding Andrew Whitworth earning an All Pro First Team designation over him. Whitworth received 27 votes, the second most of any tackle in the league, behind only Cleveland's Joe Thomas. Peters, received one vote.
Not only did Whitworth snag 26 more votes than Peters, but five other players received more votes than him, too. For some reason, Peters only calls out Whitworth in his rant.
Peters' Instagram rant occurred after midnight on Friday and has since been deleted. Luckily, Bleeding Green Nation snapped some images of the full exchange!
Peters has made the AP All-Pro Team in all but two years since 2007 (2009 and 2012). This season, Pro Football Focus ranked Whitworth the 4th best OT in the NFL out of 76 tackles while Peters ranked 13th.
There are reports that Peters took himself out of the Eagles' game against the Redskins (in Week 16) because he didn't want to get hurt for a game that didn't have meaning as the team was not going to the playoffs. And, as Bleeding Green Nation writes, Peters did not have a great season and was injured frequently.
The 33-year-old was in and out of the lineup due to injuries for most of the season and it noticeably impacted his performance. According to PFF, Peters allowed five sacks (tied for 22nd most out of 76) and seven quarterback hits (tied for 15th most out of 76). He was penalized a total of 11 times, with three flags declined or off-setting. That ranks sixth most of any tackle. Despite these struggles, Peters was still elected to the 2016 Pro Bowl.
It couldn't be any more clear Peters doesn't believe he's in decline. After the Eagles-Giants season finale, Peters scoffed at the idea of moving to guard. "Who are they going to put in there that's better than me?" he asked.
Just looking at the numbers, it doesn't seem Peters came close to having the type of season that Whitworth has accomplished, on a team that went 12-4 and is playing in the playoffs, while the Eagles watch from the couch.
Here's the full transcript from Peters' Instagram rant:
"Come on man this guy [Andrew Whitworth] is not better than me it must be politics 1st team all pro bull Shit I take it personal eagle life"
"Man come on be real 1st team all pro who grades this stuff"
"Going to grind no matter what put any left tackle in Philly and see what happens withworth will not make in Philly"
"What u mean one bad year. Everybody call this a bad year grade me out and grade them I got hurt but didn't give up much as him come on man be real I play in philly"
"Real recognize real eagle life I am done"
It seems strange that Peters is going out of his way to call out Whitworth and even uses a photo of him in his first post. Peters also couldn't figure out how to spell Whitworth's name correctly, so, there's that, too.