Alshon Jeffery will have $26 million fully guaranteed by March

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The real numbers are in for the Alshon Jeffery deal. Given the lack of interest he realized when he finally hit the open market in March (and given the relative lack of high-end production during his first year in Philly), it’s a strong-to-quite-strong contract.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the deal will result in more than $26 million being fully guaranteed to Jeffery if he’s still on the roster on the third day of the 2018 league year. If he’s not, he’ll walk away with $14 million in new money for, essentially, the final five games of the regular season and however many playoff games the Eagles play.

Here’s the full breakdown of the new deal:

1. Signing bonus of $6.25 million.

2. $1 million prorated base salary for the balance of the 2017 season, fully guaranteed. (His existing 2017 salary was unchanged.)

3. $6.5 million option bonus for 2018, fully guaranteed at signing.

4. $1.25 million base salary for 2018, fully guaranteed at signing.

5. $250,000 workout bonus for 2018, fully guaranteed.

6. $11.75 million base salary for 2019, guaranteed for injury at signing. It becomes fully guaranteed on the third day of the 2018 league year.

7. $250,000 workout bonus for 2019, fully guaranteed.

8. $12.75 million base salary for 2020, $1 million of which is guaranteed for injury at signing. The $1 million becomes fully guaranteed on the third day of the 2019 league year.

9. $250,000 workout bonus for 2020.

10. $12.75 million base salary for 2021.

11. $250,000 workout bonus for 2021.

12. $1 million in incentives, and $3 million in escalators. (Of the $4.5 million in incentives under his current deal, Jeffery had reached $250,000.)

For a guy who hasn’t had a 1,000-yard receiving season since 2014, the deal is somewhat surprising. It keeps him as a practical matter in Philly through 2019, with a team option for 2020 and 2021, and he’ll make on average more than $13 million in 2018 and 2019.

16 responses to “Alshon Jeffery will have $26 million fully guaranteed by March

  1. Simple: Philly had a chance to buy low from a position of power with the best record in the league. Smart deal and timing.

  2. The Eagles overpaid…..he will revert back to lazy and often injured Alshon. You will regret this contract.

  3. Eagles players signed through at least 2020: QB Carson Wentz, WR Alshon Jeffery, TE Zach Ertz, RT Lane Johnson, C Jason Kelce, G Brandon Brooks, DT Fletcher Cox, DE Vinny Curry, DT Timmy Jernigan, DE Derek Barnett, S Malcolm Jenkins, S Rodney McLeod. Stacked roster.
    Thanks field yates for the info! D-Y-N-A-S-T-Y !!!

  4. His impact on the offense goes beyond the stats. His presence opens the run game and opens things up for Ertz and Agholor. As he continues to build chemistry with Wentz over the years, he could start to take off again. Roseman always figures out the cap situation, this is a good deal

  5. It’s not a bank-breaking deal and he’s not carrying the offense because he doesn’t have to. The Eagles are incredibly balanced in a way very few teams are anymore. I like the move and the timing of it.

  6. spyder9669 says:
    December 2, 2017 at 2:46 pm
    Meanwhile slick Rick locked up Adam Thielen for much less. And he’s 3 times the WR. Ouch

    When you get a chance, tell Slick Rick we thank him for Derek Barnett…Can’t wait till he’s sacking Case Keenum with Bradford watching from the sidelines while we’re marching our way to a SB in Minnesota!!!!

  7. Stats dont matter to me really. He and Wentz were learning each other to start the year. Alshon has been down right dominate the last 5 or so weeks. Also go look at the corners he faced first 5 weeks. Norman, Peters, a healthy Jenkins, Heyward, and Peterson. Probably the hardest stretch any wr has faced this year.

  8. when we thank slick rick, we shouldn’t forget the other player beyond barnett we got along with getting rid of sammy’s fat contract; jay ajayi was acquired with the 4th round pick… ouch…

  9. Regarding the “lack of interest when he hit the open market,” he was signed on the first day of free agency and turned down a long term offer from another team. So what are you referring to?

    This article goes on to argue that his deal overpays given his production, but with the numbers it presents, it could just as easily argue that he signed a deal that’s not all that extraordinary compared to what less productive players like DeSean Jackson and TY Hilton are currently making.

    Howie did his team smart with this contract.

  10. yes the Eagles locked up Alshon on the first day of free agency. its been posted that slick rick did better resigning Thielen. Alshon had another offer besides the Eagles. and it was for more money. guess who the offer came from. yes, slick rick so how about that sour grapes posters. if research is done, it would lead to more knowledgeable comments.

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