Alshon Jeffery: I told y’all we’d win

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When Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery was asked this week what would happen if the Eagles won Super Bowl LII, he rejected the premise of the question and said what would happen “when” the Eagles won the Super Bowl.

It wasn’t quite Joe Namath in Miami, but it was as close as anyone came to guaranteeing a win and Jeffery did a lot to back it up on Sunday. He made a terrific catch for the first Eagles touchdown of the day and set up another with an acrobatic catch near the sideline later in the first half.

“Man, I told y’all,” Jeffery said after the game. “Hey, we don’t care who we were playing. Facing this opponent, I knew Tom Brady — I respect him, a great player, probably one of the greatest ever, but hey, he had not played the Eagles yet He [had not played] the Eagles, not the 2017-18 Eagles.”

Jeffery did guarantee a Super Bowl win after the end of the 2016 season, but he was headed to free agency after wrapping up his tenure with a 3-13 Bears team. He said last November that he never specified which team he meant and repeated on Sunday night that he said “I was going to the Super Bowl and we were going to win it.”

Jeffery proved to be a man of his word.

45 responses to “Alshon Jeffery: I told y’all we’d win

  1. The Football World took notice of Philadelphia tonight.

    Philadelphia didn’t just win.

    Philadelphia dominated the entirety of the 2017 Season, beginning in the offseason.

  2. Brady choked on the dropped pass and strip sack. End of story. He got fat passing yards because it was given to him. Eagles controlled the game from start to finish, even when they were briefly, very briefly, behind. Foles beat Brady.

  3. Go eagles! We got one! Much love to all my fellow eagles fans! Both teams put on a great show. SUPER BOWL CHAMPS, BABY!!

  4. This gloating will only go on for a few months and then we’ll go right back to the Patriots being the favorites for next years Super Bowl…and back to everyone claiming the league is fixed in favor of the Pats. The Patriots can go 1-15 during the season and everyone will say that one game was fixed.

  5. Oops, whats that quiet? Hmmm…no loudmouthed Pats fans. Where can they be? They’re about to find out what happens when the bandwagon breaks down.

  6. but hey, he had not played the Eagles yet

    The Patriots never say things like this, so who is arrogant exactly?

  7. Are we gonna ignore the fact that the Patriots had one penalty this game, and one penalty last game?

  8. What’s with Collinsworth the entire game all over rooting for the Patriots. That was the most impartial commentator work I’ve seen. Aren’t they supposed to be neutral???

  9. atlantablewa28to3lead says:
    February 5, 2018 at 5:25 am
    It was a great game….The Eagles made the one play to put them over the top.
    ?????????????????????????????
    Guess you didn’t watch the actual game. Eagles made plays all night while the Patriots looked like a Tomlin-led bunch.

  10. You NEVER hear Patriot players guaranteeing wins. One reason why I respect them so much. Tired of hearing NFL players yap and ring their own bells. Please, a little class, please

  11. theright0pinion says:
    February 5, 2018 at 1:57 am
    That New England Defense was Pathetic.
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    Uh… both defenses were pathetic. Reminded me of the pro bowl…

  12. theright0pinion says:
    February 5, 2018 at 1:57 am
    That New England Defense was Pathetic.

    ———————–

    The Eagles offense played somewhat OK, too, in case you missed that part.

  13. I remember my 83-year-old Dad throwing a book across the room when I told him our Bears let him get away. I think that was the typical response of most die hard Bears fans. Congrats to Alshon….and don’t forget about Corey Graham, too.

  14. I am rarely this happy for a football player, but I am happy for Alshon. Great season and your team is a serious upgrade over the Bears. Good for you.

  15. theright0pinion says:
    February 5, 2018 at 1:57 am
    That New England Defense was Pathetic

    The Eagles D wasn’t exactly lights out giving up over 600 yards.
    It was a shoot out

  16. TheWizard says:
    February 5, 2018 at 3:39 am

    but hey, he had not played the Eagles yet

    The Patriots never say things like this, so who is arrogant exactly?

    Maybe Brady? When he was told of Plaxico Burress’s prediction of 21-17 and he responds with “Plaxico thinks we’re only going to score 17 points?”

    Hopefully that answers your question.

    Here to help

  17. patswillreign says:
    February 5, 2018 at 1:26 am
    This gloating will only go on for a few months and then we’ll go right back to the Patriots being the favorites for next years Super Bowl…and back to everyone claiming the league is fixed in favor of the Pats. The Patriots can go 1-15 during the season and everyone will say that one game was fixed.
    ============
    because they generally are.
    funny how different the game is when the refs keep their flags in the pockets.
    no game changing drive killing flags in favor of your cheating (losing) team.
    just real football.
    where tommy can legally get sacked and no yellow is on the field.
    How refreshing to watch a REAL football game again – especially when your cheating crap team is on the losing end!

  18. Back and forth game (even if Philly held the lead for most of the game) and neither team relented.

    That was how a Super Bowl should go, congratulations to the Eagles, they played a fantastic game and deserve to be Champs. They certainly earned it, what a clutch play by Brandon Graham.

    Perhaps they’ll do this again in 12 months…..

  19. Bears fan here with mixed feelings on Alshon. He basically pouted his way out of Chicago. OTOH if I had had to deal with the parade of idiot coaches he had to endure while with the Bears, I would have bailed too. He clearly and correctly discerned that the Eagles were miles ahead of the Bears as contenders, and he took the opportunity that was best for him. I can regret he’s not with us but I can’t fault him for his decision.

  20. rgorr44 says:
    February 5, 2018 at 6:08 am
    Please, a little class, please
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Class? As in Brady storming off the field like a little brat who got sent to timeout?

  21. why shouldn’t alshon Jefferies be confident. if it wasn’t for idiotic coaching by pete carroll and dan Quinn the patriots would have lost 5 super bowls in a row eclipsing buffalos 4 in a row. let’s quit it with this crazy talk brady and belichick are the GOAT. Brady and Belichick super bowl record should be 3-5 with asterisks all over the 3 wins. congrats to Jeffries and the eagles for exposing the patriots as super bowl frauds once again.

  22. Oops, whats that quiet? Hmmm…no loudmouthed Pats fans. Where can they be? They’re about to find out what happens when the bandwagon breaks down.

    No bandwagon here. Excellent Superbowl and credit goes to the Eagles for playing great and managing the big stage with strategy and didn’t let it get the best of them. Lol you’d think winning the superbowl would make Philly fans humble and respect the team that was also playing to win, just came up short. Instead they still mock the fans and the team. Ah well

  23. Not only did the Bears not do what it takes to keep Jeffery long term, but they went out and paid Glennon 15 Million when Foles was available for about 1/2. I wanted NE to lose but watching Alshon Jeffrey jump about 100 ft. in the air doing a back flip to catch a touch down in the SB hurt a lot.

  24. Patriots fans telling us how to act !!!!!! really ? get over yourselves
    it is about time that you learned how to be good losers , I know it is a tough pill to swallow , but WE WON show some class

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