The Buffalo Bills made a lot of questionable trades in recent memory. However, trading Jason Peters to the Philadelphia Eagles may be a top-three worst in team history. A converted TE out of college, Peters would have a very successful career spanning 17 years with three teams.
Peters was an undrafted FA out of Arkansas in 2004. He worked mostly as a blocking TE at the collegiate level at 320 pounds. Two years into his pro career, Peters would later beat out Mike Williams for the starting Offensive Tackle job and sign a five-year, $15M deal in the off-season. However, in 2008, things started to go south between Peters & the team. Peters would hold out of training camp until he got a new deal. He wanted an extension worth anywhere from $8M-11.5M. After being traded to the Eagles, Peters would be a HOF caliber player for 11 years. He won one Super Bowl, seven Pro Bowl appearances, two first-team All-Pro votes, and four second team All-Pro votes. The 2020 season would prove to be the last with Philly when he would later sign a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears.
Bills trade: Jason Peters
Eagles trade; first round pick (Eric Wood), fourth round pick (Shawn Nelson), and sixth round pick (Danny Batten)
Eric Wood would later be a cornerstone piece to the team’s OL for eight years before having to retire for medical reasons in 2018. He would last through multiple QBs, OL changes, and HCs before finally making his first playoff appearance in 2017. Nelson debuted versus the New England Patriots on MNF where He caught a TD pass. The following season, Nelson would be suspended for the first four games. In 2011 Nelson was released. He then signed with the New York Jets for several months until released due to medical issues.
Batten, a Defensive End, was drafted out of South Dakota State. He would later move to Linebacker. On August 22nd, Batten would suffer a season-ending shoulder injury to begin training camp. Batten was released on August 26th. Never playing another down in the league.