Excitement is building for Jaguars fans and IDP fantasy players all around as MLB Mike Peterson is back and ready to roll. Peterson, who’s due $4.6 million in the final season of his contract with the Jaguars in 2008, was assured by HC Jack Del Rio earlier this offseason he’ll be starting at MLB for the Jaguars in 2008. Peterson is ready for offseason workouts and to earn a new contract with his team.
Earlier this offseason, Peterson said he’d like to be re-signed instead of becoming a free agent next season. He said, “You want to make it hard for them (not to re-sign you). That’s how you do it. You don’t show them in the paper. You don’t show them by making big-time quotes. I let my play speak for itself.”
In 2006, Mike Peterson tore his pectoral muscle and only played in 5 games. After breaking his hand during Week 10 of 2007, Peterson was ruled out the final regular season games of 2007 and the Jags’ two playoff games. Peterson knew he could play but the Jaguars ruled him out to the sidelines, and then he was pestered by the media to whether he’ll play again in 2007. In total, Peterson has only played in 15 games since 2006, and in those games he’s totaled 102 tackles, 1 sack, two interceptions and four pass deflections. One’s got to think that Peterson will be ready to unload on his opponents in 2008 and get to his 2005 form (132 tackles, six sacks, three interceptions and one returned for a TD, two forced fumbles and one recovered, and six passes deflected).