Many fans were not expecting guard Andrus Peat to be re-signed by the Saints. Some didn’t want him to be. A look at why they might have kept Peat a Saint.
In a move that undoubtedly shocked and surprised a lot of the Who Dat Nation, the New Orleans Saints chose to re-sign offensive lineman Andrus Peat to a new contract.
The five-year veteran and two-time Pro-Bowler is signed on for another five seasons with the Black and Gold. The signing is only a moderate shock in this writer’s opinion – the cost though is a bit more shocking.
The Saints have reportedly signed Peat for five years, $57.5 million, according to Ian Rappaport of the RapSheet and Friends podcast. $33 million is guaranteed.
Honestly, I kind of thought we might have signed him for around the guaranteed money. Apparently, the Chiefs were also interested, which may have prompted the higher price tag.
Peat was a first-round draft pick in 2015 out of Stanford University.
Initially, Peat was signed to be the heir apparent to former right tackle Zach Strief. During the training camp of 2015, Peat didn’t manage to unseat Strief, who came back with a vengeance after a sub-par 2014 season.