Eagles sign Alshon Jeffery to four-year extension

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Receiver Alshon Jeffery opted in free agency to sign a one-year deal with the Eagles, in the hopes of cashing in on the open market next year. He didn’t have to wait that long.

The Eagles have announced that Jeffery has signed a four-year extension, which puts him under contract through 2021.

Per multiple reports, the deal has a base value of $52 million, with $27 million generally guaranteed. (As usual, the initial reports don’t reveal the most important number: Amount fully guaranteed at signing. That number is always lower than the puffed-up, broad guarantee.)

Jeffery has 619 receiving yards in 11 starts this season, putting him on pace for only 900 total yards. He last broke 1,000 yards in 2014, his third year in the league.

The $13 million annual average puts him well behind the current NFL high-water mark of $17 million, which the Steelers gave to Antonio Brown earlier this year.

Jeffery, whose team is destined to play in January, could have waited to see whether a few big catches in the postseason may have resulted in an even bigger deal elsewhere, but he swapped the injury risk for certainty, and he finally has a big-money multi-year deal — even if the money isn’t as big as what he seemed to be destined to get when he emerged in his second NFL season with 1,421 yards in Chicago.

35 responses to “Eagles sign Alshon Jeffery to four-year extension

  1. For some players winning and being in a good situation is worth more than a couple extra million. When you already earn way more than any human being needs to live comfortably, that becomes an important consideration for some guys.

  2. I’m not surprised he potentially took less to stay in Philly, he’s been incredibly humble and unselfish all year and a great locker room guy, good on him

  3. He took a home town discount , he knows what he’s got here .
    Well done Howie – All In .
    Build that support system from the core out before that Franchise QB deal hits .
    I can just see that line of free agents waiting at the front door these next few years ….LIFE IS GOOD !

  4. Me thinks looking under center and seeing the birth of a stud QB was of more value than an extra couple million dollars.

    Rich and miserable is still miserable. I love this deal.

  5. The Giants have 4 Super Bowl Rings and the Eagles have Zero Super Bowl Rings

    Cowboys 5
    Giants 4
    Redskins 3
    Eagles NO SUPER BOWL RINGS

    Eagles fans are upset the other teams in the NFC East have MULTIPLE SUPER BOWL RINGS and the Eagles have NO SUPER BOWL RINGS

  6. I’m not sure his production warrants such a lucrative contract. The Eagles better hope it works out for them.

  7. Really good contract. Have been talking with friends about what would happen here and had his value at 12-13.5 per year. Glad he felt the same. Torrey Smith will be gone. Mack Hollins keeps developing and they have a ton of size with a much, much, much better blocker in Hollins on the other side.

  8. Talented receiver, building great chemistry with Wentz, and doesnt act like a jackass when he’s not getting the ball like some other star receivers in the NFC East. Howie locks up another big piece of the future!!

  9. Good signing and he has really started to click with Wentz in the last few weeks, which would have led to a better season statistically if the bond was there in the beginning of the season. I think there connection will continue to grow. Now, we need a speed receiver that can take the top off of the opposing defense.

  10. Now, in reply to the “Eagles have zero Super Bowls in the NFC East and all the other teams in the division have multiple trophies” talk…If the Eagles win this year, are haters going to simply change the fallacy blemished logic to “The Eagles only won one Super Bowl and everyone and everyone else in the NFC East won more Super Bowls than the Eagles” so therefore the Eagles are absolute garbage when they are 10-1 and whooped all of the other NFC East teams twice? (And yes, Giants will lose their second game with us). Except for the Giants the Redskins and Cowboys haven’t done squat for a loooooong time. I would have absolutely hated to be a Skins or Boys fan over the last two decades while watching the teams rarely making any noise in the postseason.

  11. The Giants have 4 Super Bowl Rings and the Eagles have Zero Super Bowl Rings

    Cowboys 5
    Giants 4
    Redskins 3
    Eagles NO SUPER BOWL RINGS

    Eagles fans are upset the other teams in the NFC East have MULTIPLE SUPER BOWL RINGS and the Eagles have NO SUPER BOWL RINGS

    —————-

    Naturally this argument comes up anytime the Eagles look good and those other teams don’t. Of Philadelphia wishes it had a few rings, but all sports fan know that is and has always been about how good you are RIGHT NOW. And right now, with the truth serum administered, all 3 of those cities would swap teams with Philadelphia in a heartbeat.

  12. Once again the Eagles front office makes a solid decision.
    When Chip Kelly was quickly ruining the Eagles, most fans
    thought the Eagles were a 4 year turn around project.
    The Eagles front office now dominates the East making
    Jerry and Dan look bad.

  13. Adam Thielen don’t even make that much and a better receiver. Way overpaid, not good enough. This is why Eagles never win like Giants, Dallas and Redskins.

  14. In addition to the Eagles being the only team in the NFC East to never ever win a Super Bowl……………

    In the last 8 years the Eagles are the only team in the NFC East to never win a Playoff Game

  15. electricboogalo says:
    December 2, 2017 at 10:57 am
    He’s a good receiver. Could imagine a team with Alshon Jeffery at receiver, Greg Olsen at tight end, AND Matt Forte at running back? They’d be unstoppable.
    *******************************************
    I get what you’re doing.. but they’re all past their prime right now. Forte is practically retired.

  16. bathroombenlovemachine says:
    December 2, 2017 at 12:09 pm
    The Giants have 4 Super Bowl Rings and the Eagles have Zero Super Bowl Rings

    Cowboys 5
    Giants 4
    Redskins 3
    Eagles NO SUPER BOWL RINGS

    Eagles fans are upset the other teams in the NFC East have MULTIPLE SUPER BOWL RINGS and the Eagles have NO SUPER BOWL RINGS
    ——————————————————-
    We Eagles fans don’t like that we’ve not yet experienced the pinnacle of success. But we’ve got a chance this year and we’re going to enjoy the ride.

    Rest assured, our day will come. We will see our beloved team hoist the Lombardi. And the passionate loyalty of our fan base will be undeniable when when fans attend our parad than any other Super Bowl parade in history. There will probably be at least 2 million of us!!

  17. Wow. Cap hell coming. WEntz will have roseman by the balls soon. Overpaying at the sexy positions never works. They better win it all this year or it will be a slow fade for philly.

  18. codylaws says:
    December 2, 2017 at 2:31 pm
    Adam Thielen don’t even make that much and a better receiver. Way overpaid, not good enough.

    Adam is on his 4th season …. and besides this year only had one good season last year . Alshon has been doing it a bit longer. Its funny how much hate the Eagles get because of the haters upset their teams suck. Vikings fans still made about us robbing them for Brokeford ? What was funny about that , they thought he was a good QB and they would win something … he was just Capt Check down … he is the orignal Capt Check ;D hahaha

    all you other fans suck it FLY EAGLES FLY

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