Alshon Jeffery looking for the “best situation to win a championship right now”

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The Bears changed course from last year and passed on placing a franchise tag on wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, leaving the wideout on track to become an unrestricted free agent on March 9.

Jeffery could still return to the team he predicted will win the Super Bowl next year, but he’ll also get a chance to talk to and field offers from other teams when the “legal tampering” window opens on March 7. When he does, Jeffery told Josina Anderson of ESPN that he will be looking for teams close to scaling that championship mountain.

“I don’t have any hard feeling towards the Bears; it’s all love,” Jeffery said. “Whatever the next chapter is, I’m ready for it. I’m looking at the teams that obviously need a wide receiver, but also put me in the best situation to win a championship right now.”

The Eagles and Titans are often mentioned as possible landing spots for wide receivers in free agency and both would seem to be closer to reaching Jeffery’s goal than the Bears, who may be ahead of teams like the 49ers and Browns (who may re-sign Terrelle Pryor) that have plenty of money to spend after paring their rosters down to the bone. Whether those teams covet Jeffery and are able to hit the price he wants remains to be seen and we won’t have to wait too much longer to learn the answer.

47 responses to “Alshon Jeffery looking for the “best situation to win a championship right now”

  1. The teams he’s been most frequently linked to are the Niners, Eagles and Titans. None of which are close to Superbowl quality. That said, I think the Titans are very close to becoming a very good team and with them being the closest to where he’s from (South Carolina), my money would be on them.

  2. if you change your mind and want to get embarrassed and lose a playoff , lets say by 25 to 30 points, pick Green Bay…….its as if they like it!!

  3. Eagles and Titans? I don’t see either of those teams winning a Super Bowl in the next couple of years. A little further down the line? Maybe… New England would be a good landing spot for Jeffery.

  4. footballfan1976 says:
    Mar 2, 2017 5:34 PM
    Just the large body receiver the Seahawks need to compliment Doug Baldwin and Jimmy Graham.

    Thats a great point actually. Can they afford him tho?
    Even with a 2 year mid level (8 million a year) The Seahawks have alot of work to do if they do sign him. I think he would be a great addition like you said.

  5. Thats going to be a big pay cut to go to New England. If starts seriously thinking of such a thing his agent (who wants a piece of a big payday, not a cut) will have a talk with him. Of the teams I see him connected to the Titans are his best chance. They are quietly rising so maybe.

    he would have to go pretty team freindly to go to Dallas too. They have their reciever situation worked out enough they are not going to do any bank breakers.

  6. medialovesthecowboys says:
    Mar 2, 2017 5:41 PM
    Dallas.

    It’s a loaded market, so Terrence Williams MAY be cheap enough to keep, but doubtful. Some might argue Alshon is a significant upgrade.

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    Alshon is and upgrade over Williams, thats not debatable. But Alshon will cost more and Dallas has both good recievers already and a need to spend what they have elsewhere.

  7. If he’s in it for the money and really doesn’t care about championships (or catching passes thrown more than five yards downfield, for that matter), he should go to Minnesota. They have a well-deserved reputation for overpaying not just receivers, but all positions. And, as we all know, they’ve never even sniffed a championship!

  8. conormacleod says:
    Mar 2, 2017 5:45 PM
    Who has the cap room? Contenders usually don’t. That’s why they’re contenders.
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    New England are $63M under the cap – amazing for a defending champ.

  9. Perfect! Go to the patriots you are worth about as much as they pay amendola and you won’t fetch more than 5 mill a year, because you play in 5 games a year.. good riddens I was upset the bears wasted the money on you last year.. pats see you as a cheap pick up and you get your ring, win win.. OVERRATED.. SOFT AS PUDDIN..

  10. Really – he should go to the Pack. He would be a very similar role as he is almost a flex tight end in both body type and the way he plays. Then we wont have to find a tight end or resign Cook.

  11. ctiggs says:

    WE Have 5 rings
    ================================

    Dallas had five before you had one. I know it’s all new and exciting for you, but you get used to it after awhile. And nobody has more Super Bowl wins without an asterisk than the Cowboys.

  12. This kid wants to get paid! He’s not going to NE so give it up! 🙂 When is the last time NE paid big money to a WR?

    Exactly! :/

  13. Buffalo has a new coaching staff and one of the better rosters for an average team.

    He has Clay as his TE…
    McCoy & Gillislee as RB’s…
    He needs that tall receiver with a huge catching radius to match with Watkins & speed receiver Kolby Listenbee.

  14. footballfan1976 says:
    Mar 2, 2017 5:34 PM
    Just the large body receiver the Seahawks need to compliment Doug Baldwin and Jimmy Graham.

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    That won’t work… He said he wants to win a championship…..

  15. Won’t be a patriots since he doesn’t have a DUI on his record. He’s underqualified.

  16. abninf says:
    Mar 2, 2017 6:31 PM
    ctiggs says:

    WE Have 5 rings
    ================================

    Dallas had five before you had one. I know it’s all new and exciting for you, but you get used to it after awhile. And nobody has more Super Bowl wins without an asterisk than the Cowboys.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Dallas last won something when Clinton was President and apparently cocaine was legal in TX

  17. He’s just saying that to bait teams into a bidding war. If not he’ll probably go to New England for a lowball 2 year contract and a train ticket for 6ball.

  18. ctiggs says:
    Mar 2, 2017 5:26 PM
    WE Have 5 rings
     ===================================
    That’s awesome! Is he planning on using a time machine to go back to the early 90’s?

  19. Okay maybe I’m eating too much yellow snow here in Cleveland but what if we sign him to a big contract front-loaded and he waves the no-trade clause , then since we have the money to do it we trade him to New England for Jimmy G and then sign him to a big contract. Now New England would get what they want and he would go to a winning team and get front heavy pay..haha and we would get our quarterback …use our first pick 4 the defensive end and the rest of our pics to take care of our o-line and protect our new quarterback… I am Genius

  20. He’s not a number 1, and certain not franchise money. Very good second option, but seems to get all number of minor injuries, enough to keep him out. Plus, he doesn’t like cold weather.

  21. abninf says:
    Mar 2, 2017 6:31 PM

    Dallas had five before you had one.
    ————————————————————-
    You might want to rethink this line of argument. Boasting that Dallas hasn’t won anything for decades seems a little silly.

  22. abninf says:
    Mar 2, 2017 6:31 PM
    ctiggs says:
    WE Have 5 rings
    ================================
    Dallas had five before you had one. I know it’s all new and exciting for you, but you get used to it after awhile. And nobody has more Super Bowl wins without an asterisk than the Cowboys.
    ==================================
    Which teams have asterisks on their Super Bowl wins?

  23. carloswlassiter says:
    Mar 2, 2017 7:58 PM
    abninf says:
    Mar 2, 2017 6:31 PM
    Dallas had five before you had one.
    ————————————————————-
    You might want to rethink this line of argument. Boasting that Dallas hasn’t won anything for decades seems a little silly.
    ===================================
    That’s nothing- Vikings’ fans like to talk about their 1969 NFL Championship where they subsequently lost the Super Bowl to Kansas City.

  24. Not coming to us in NE. We like our WRs to be tough, and inexpensive. We’d rather have walk-ons looking to prove something and have Brady turn them into Probowlers vs a diva, soft jerk who doesn’t always do what’s best for the team(re: Moss in his final year; started to return to Classic diva and BB shipped him out midseason).

    Ohh, and blocking is part of the offense sometimes, bruh!

    If you want to win a championship, Good Luck in the Big D!

  25. frank booth says:
    Mar 2, 2017 8:18 PM
    abninf says:
    Mar 2, 2017 6:31 PM
    ctiggs says:
    WE Have 5 rings
    ================================
    Dallas had five before you had one. I know it’s all new and exciting for you, but you get used to it after awhile. And nobody has more Super Bowl wins without an asterisk than the Cowboys.
    ==================================
    Which teams have asterisks on their Super Bowl wins?
    ==================================
    Actually none. Dont take my word for it look it up and you find there are none anywhere for any team. Of course when Dallas last won a Superbowl asterisks hadn’t been invented yet, but I think they are still clean.

  26. Sure NE seems like a good fit, but Brady Doesn’t have the arm to get the best out of Jeffrey.

    Aaron Rodgers on the other hand does………Cut Randall Overpaid Cobb & Sign Alshon Jeffrey.

    Nelson, Jeffrey, Adams, Cook would set Rodgers up for a record smashing year.

  27. As great of a talent as Mr Jeffery is, and as exciting as a signing with my beloved Patriots will be we’ve seen this episode before.

    Pre-free agency: “I want to win a championship!”
    Mid-free agency: “That 3rd place team is offering how much??”
    Post-free agency: “Championship? Huh? Yeah we’ll get to that. Does the 2017 BMW X6 come with leather interior standard?”

  28. As a Bear fan…….I hope that he is a bust wherever he goes. He was a waste of $14m last year. Not a team player.

  29. jgo304 says:
    Mar 2, 2017 8:41 PM
    Sure NE seems like a good fit, but Brady Doesn’t have the arm to get the best out of Jeffrey.

    Aaron Rodgers on the other hand does………Cut Randall Overpaid Cobb & Sign Alshon Jeffrey.

    Nelson, Jeffrey, Adams, Cook would set Rodgers up for a record smashing year.
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    Who the heck cares about smashing records? Those “record smashing” years tend to not end with a ring if you’ve paid attention at all

    Rodgers has plenty of weapons. They need some defense.

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