Alshon Jeffery was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles to a one-contract in one of the most surprising deals of the NFL offseason. Now, he is back in the news after signing a long-term contract extension with the Eagles.
According to a report from ESPN, Jeffery and the Eagles have agreed to a four-year, $52 million extension.
Needless to say, this was a big move for the Eagles. They are the best team in football at this point in the season and Jeffery has been a big part of that success. Allowing him to test free agency this offseason would have been a mistake.
Throughout the course of the 2017 season thus far, Jeffery has caught 43 passes for 619 yards and seven touchdowns. He has the favorite target for MVP candidate quarterback Carson Wentz all season long.
At 27 years of age, Jeffery is in the prime of his career and will be throughout the end of his new deal. He is also being paid very fairly for a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver. Philadelphia couldn’t have gotten a more fair deal for both sides involved.
#Eagles have signed WR Alshon Jeffery to a four-year contract extension through the 2021 season.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 2, 2017
It will be interesting to see how dominant the Eagles are capable of being over the next few years. Jeffery is one of the league’s most prolific and athletic receivers and Philadelphia keeping him in town definitely helps them stay a championship contender long-term. Wentz is one of the NFL’s elite quarterbacks and keeping his favorite targets in town is an obvious priority for Eagles’ management.
Grading this deal is not terribly difficult when looking at both sides. They were able to come together on a lucrative contract for Jeffery, but they got a great deal as well. Philadelphia did an excellent job with this extension and both sides will be very happy for the next four years together.
All of that being said, it will be interesting to see what ends up happening this season for the Eagles. They are the best team in football right now and have not shown many weaknesses, but come playoff time, they will have to prove themselves all over again.
Alshon Jeffery Contract Grade: A