What Skills Does Alshon Jeffery Bring To The Eagles?
On Friday the Eagles introduced their new Wide Receiver Alshon Jeffery who comes to Philadelphia from Chicago. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports Jefferey's deal includes 7.75 Million signing bonus, one million base salary and 4.5 Million in incentives. In his five seasons in Chicago, Jeffery only played in 16 games twice (2013 and 2014) while missing time in other seasons due to injuries and suspensions. In the three seasons Jefferey played at least 12 games he averaged 75 Catches, Six Touchdowns and 1,125 Yards. When Jeffery is on the field, he has been very productive in his NFL career.
Daily Herald Bears Beat Writer Bob Legere joined The Sports Bash on Friday and discussed what Alson Jefferey brings to Philadelphia:
"When it comes to going up and getting (the ball) he’s upper echelon for sure; he’s big, he’s physical, he doesn’t complain, he'll catch (balls over) the middle, he can run after the catch. I think there’s a lot to like about him and really the only question mark is if he’s on the field. Because if he is for 16 games he’s going to put up huge numbers; in 2013, 2014 he averaged 87 catches and almost 1300 yards (per season). So the production will be there if he’s healthy, and has a quarterback that can get (the ball) to him which he does in Philadelphia.”
Checkout what Legere had to say about why Jefferey chose to leave the Bears for the Eagles, his perspective on if Jefferey is injury prone, and the type of personality Jefferey has that is different then some of his contemporaries