How Big A Difference Will Jeffery And Smith Be For Eagles?
The Eagles head into the 2017 season with higher expectations for the offense with the additions of Wide Receivers Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith for a team that statistically had the worst Wide Receivers Corp in the NFL in 2016. With Carson Wentz entering his second NFL season, the Eagles Quarterback now has a downfield threat with Smith's speed and a Go-To-Receiver with Jeffery's size and athleticism. In 2016 the Eagles scored 22.9 Points Per Game which ranked 16th in the NFL.
Press of Atlantic City Eagles Beat Writer Dave Weinberg joined The Sports Bash on Wednesday with his perspective on the Eagles offense with the additions of Jeffery and Smith for 2017:
“On paper it should be a very big difference, he’s potentially the guy that who’s a true number one Receiver which they haven’t had in a while since (Terrell Owens) was here in 2004. (Jeffery) adds another dimension to the offense, they really didn’t have anybody to rely upon the last few years. I’m still kind of withholding my judgment on Alshon only because he didn’t have a very good year last year…I want to see him show the potential he showed a couple years back. Same thing with Torrey Smith, I think both of them work well together and add different things to the table; Torrey can take the top of the defense the way Desean (Jackson), not as well as Desean, but he’s a legitimate downfield threat which they also lacked last year. Now you have Alshon paired with him, I think if both of those guys play up to their potential, the Eagles are going to put a lot of points on the board this year.”
Checkout what Weinberg had to say about Doug Pederson heading into his second season as Head Coach, expectations for the team in 2017 and more Eagles talk