Alshon Jeffery should allow Carson Wentz to turn the Eagles' offense loose

Doyle BarkerMar 12, 2017

He added 1,133 yards and 10 touchdowns on 85 receptions the following year, before seeing his numbers decline over the past two seasons due to injuries and a suspension.

Carson Wentz, lover of the horizontal passing game, now has Torrey Smith and Alshon Jeffery to throw the ball to, and Philadelphia finally has a complete passing offense.

Jeffery will reunite in Philadelphia with Eagles receivers coach Mike Groh, who served in the same position with the Bears from 2013-15.

There's no question that Jeffery is a Pro Bowl stud, who has had a couple of outstanding years, 89 catches for 1421 yards and 7 touchdowns in 2013. The signing was a big one for the Eagles because they lacked a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver on their roster.

"Connor Barwin is a tremendous teammate, player and an even better person", Eagles personnel boss Howie Roseman said.

I had said I would prefer Pierre Garcon over Alshon Jeffery given the size of a deal Jeffery might get.

I wonder if the Birds also will draft a wide receiver, because there's probably still room on the roster for at least one more.

Jeffery, who spent his first five seasons with the Chicago Bears, said he liked that answer from Wentz: "That's the right mindset, the right attitude", Jeffery said.

On the flip side, one could also speculate that if Jeffery were to sign it might speak volumes about how the Vikings feel about Laquon Treadwell moving forward.

The deal is reportedly worth $14 million, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

The following two seasons, however, would be complicated by injuries to Jeffery and the general erosion of talent in Chicago. "They're passionate about their city".

"As the season went on and he kept playing better, I thought that someday he was gonna be a legit MVP contender". That, in part, led to a 52 catch, 821 yard season that included a pair of touchdown catches.

The Bears still have high hopes for White despite him having undergone two major surgeries on his lower left leg since being selected with the seventh overall pick in the 2015 draft.

"I just think it's just more putting more focus on what I put in my body, just being more careful", Jeffery said.

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