The Eagles hit a home run by signing Jeffery. It was originally reported that Jeffery’s deal is worth $14 million over just one year. However, it turns out there’s a lot more to it than that.
This is basically a one-year deal worth $9.5 million. For Jeffery to receive the extra $4.5 million, he will have to meet incentives. So not only did Jeffery agree to a team-friendly one-year deal, but he also turned down offers from other teams to play with Carson Wentz and the Eagles.
Jeffery is also reuniting with Eagles wide receivers coach Mike Groh, who he worked with from 2013 to 2015 during his time with the Chicago Bears. In Groh’s first season as the Bears’ wide receivers coach, Jeffery had a career year with 89 receptions for 1,421 yards and seven touchdowns.
After an entire year suffering with Nelson Agholor and Jordan Matthews as his best wideouts, Wentz now has a borderline elite receiver who can win in jump ball situations and make plays down the field.
This is a slam dunk for the Eagles.