Breaking Down the Alshon Jefferey Signing

maxresdefaultWe have a No. 1 Wide Receiver! WE HAVE A NUMBER 1 WIDE RECEIVER! The biggest Eagles deal of the day came in the signing of 6’4 230 lb wide receiver Alshon Jefferey for 1 year/$14 million. This will give Carson Wentz the big target and sure hands the Eagles wanted to surround Wentz with.

The Deal:

The Eagles signed Alshon Jefferey to a “prove it deal”. After battling hamstring injuries and a 4 game PED suspension Jefferey turned down a safer multi-year deal from the Vikings to play for the Eagles.

The Good:

Alshon Jefferey when healthy is a top-10 wide receiver. And Howie just made this WR corp top-10 in the league in one day. You heard that right. He’s a threat all over the field and has hands. HE HAS HANDS! A crisp route runner who helped Jalen Mills go viral for all the wrong reasons last year.

 

 

And this. THIS! This is what gets me hard in the morning.

The Bad:

Nothing! As long as the Sixers team doctors aren’t anywhere near the NovaCare Complex they have no chance of ruining the diagnosis of a routine hamstring injury into a season ending one.

Also, a babysitter for Lane Johnson’s kids when they both get suspended for PED use and Lane wants to go on date night with the Mrs.

 

To be real for a second, over the last couple of years Eagles fans have been sheep to this organization. The “Dream Team” in 2012 and then the Byron Maxwell and Kiko Alonso signings a few years later. We’ve bought into the organization’s big spending on Free Agents in the past, but these two deals seemed well thought out and calculated as well as providing little risk to the Eagles. So good on Howie, the Shephard, because this is me currently.

 


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