Last year, Jason Peters was selected to the Pro Bowl on reputation. The Eagles left tackle had an injury-plagued, sub-par year. But when you've been selected seven previous times, well, as long as you have a pulse, No. 8 is pretty much going to be a gimme.

On Tuesday, Peters was selected to his ninth Pro Bowl. This time, he made it on merit. At 34, he has stayed healthy and played well despite the season-long turbulence around him up front, despite a rookie quarterback behind him.

"I think he's very capable of (playing) another couple of seasons,'' Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday morning. "He's really done a great job from a health standpoint and his weight and managing all of that.

"I think Stout (offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland) has done a good job of monitoring him in practice and not taking the full complement of reps throughout the week.

"He's one of those guys, I can go back to some of the conversations we had back in the spring and how do you manage a Jason Peters. I feel like we've done that extremely well this season.

"He feels fresh. He feels healthy. A Pro Bowl season. I look forward to working with him in the future.''

Peters' salary cap number will increase from $9.7 million this season to $11.2 million next year. That's a big number for a guy who will turn 35 in January, particularly when your other tackle, Lane Johnson, will have a $10 million cap number next season.

But Pederson, who doesn't have final say in the Eagles' personnel decisions but certainly will have a voice, clearly wants Peters back.

He said he hasn't talked to Peters about returning, but will once the season is over.

"I love him,'' Pederson said. "I want him on the team. I don't want him to go anywhere. I want him to be an Eagle for the rest of his career. Once we get through these next two games, we'll address all of that."