Alshon Jeffery joined the Philadelphia Eagles on a one-year contract this offseason in the hope of showing he is worthy of a long-term pact. On Saturday, Jeffery got his wish.
The Eagles rewarded their star receiver with a four-year extension through the 2021 season. The deal is worth $ 52 million and could be worth up to $ 56 million, according to NFL Network informant Ian Rapoport. source. The contract includes $ 27 million in guaranteed money.
"First of all, I want to thank Jeffrey Lurie and the entire Eagles organization," Jeffery said in a statement issued by the team. "As I said the other day, I love it here, I am lucky to have the opportunity to play for this organization and for these fans, everyone has welcomed me with open arms and now I am anxious to be here for a long time. great group here and I'm excited to be a part of it. "
"Alshon has been a great addition to this organization on and off the field," the Eagles added. "We give priority to making sure we can train the team around quality players like Alshon, who embrace this team and this city like him, we are excited about their future here."
With the new agreement, Jeffery is behind DeAndre Hopkins, Julio Jones, Demaryius Thomas and Dez Bryant in guaranteed money among the wide receivers, by Spotrac. With incentives, it is tied for seventh place among the wide receivers in average cash per year.
In his first year in the City of Brotherly Love, Jeffery is on his way to his best statistical season since 2014. He leads the team in goals (89) and has 43 receptions, 619 yards and seven touchdowns. The great body wide receiver has added five of those scores in his last four games, all revealing victories for the best team in football.
By signing Jeffery in the 2020s, Philly has determined that is the skill player that is based on the offense. Similar statement extensions were recently handed out to star right tackle Lane Johnson, tight end Zach Ertz and defensive tackle Fletcher Cox.
At 10-1, the Eagles are at the top of the league at week 13. They are looking to stay there for at least another half decade.
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December 2, 2017