Alshon Jeffery is on the Spot for Eagles in 2017
When it comes to the Eagles 2016 season, one thing just about every Eagles fan could agree on, they needed an upgrade at wide receiver.
For the Philadelphia Eagles, since cutting DeSean Jackson and letting Jeremy Maclin walk - they have drafted guys high in the draft. The team selected Jordan Matthews (2nd) and Josh Huff (3rd), Nelson Agholor (1st) and even traded for former second-round pick Dorial Green-Beckham, but the team has struggled to generate any real production.
Enter Alshon Jeffery.
Jeffrey, signed a one-year, $9.5 million contract, with a additional $7.75 million signing bonus, to give the Eagles a true No. 1 receiver, to help take some of the pressure off quarterback Carson Wentz, now in his second year.
After five seasons in Chicago, the Eagles are hoping Jeffery can help Wentz take a step to the next level after a solid, but unspectacular rookie season. Jeffery's Chicago tenure seemed to peak in 2013 and 2014, when he combined 2,554 yards and 17 touchdowns with 174 catches.
However, due to injuries the past two years, he seemed to take a step back, combining for 1,628 yards and six touchdowns while catching just 106 balls over the past two seasons.
Jeffer, 27, hit the free agent market but didn't seem to have a lot of takers, ultimately decided to take a prove it deal with the Eagles. And, according to CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco, he is the player who is on the spot for Philadelphia.
The Eagles signed Jeffery to be their No. 1 receiver but he's playing on a one-year deal. That means he's rolling the dice that he can prove he's a long-term solution to their receiving issues. Second-year quarterback Carson Wentz needed help outside, and Jeffery is an upgrade. But he has to show he's worth more than just a one-year deal.