How has Alshon Jeffery done thus far in Eagles training camp?

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 18: Alshon Jeffery
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 18: Alshon Jeffery /

Wide receiver, Alshon Jeffery suited up for the first time with the Eagles on Thursday and Friday.

One of the most anticipated days of the off-season arrived on Thursday. The Philadelphia Eagles rookies and veterans have suited up to kick off training camp! While there were plenty of position battles to look forward to this summer, one thing Eagles fans couldn’t wait to see was their new star wide reciever, Alshon Jeffery in action.

Jeffery came on to the field  ready to work in his brand new number 17 practice jersey. With all eyes on him for the start of camp, he had to make sure he gave the media what they wanted to see, so they could report it to the fans. The former Chicago Bear was known for his ability to go up and catch the ball no matter what the coverage was. On Thursday, he apparently had no problem doing that when it was time for drills.

A new era?

Remember when Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz had nobody to throw deep to? Yeah, well those days might be coming to an end.  Wentz and Jeffery wasted no time forming a connection on Thursday and putting on a show. Jeffery had some nice catches over defenders in some solid coverage. Word is going around that Jeffery was catching everything on Thursday. That continued on to Friday. Although the Eagles may have a young and inexperienced secondary, Jeffery’s ability and catch radius was on full display and can’t be considered to be a fluke.

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In fact, one of the NFL’s best cornerback’s of the past two seasons, Josh Norman has been known to struggle against Jeffery. According to Pro Football Focus, Jeffery has the most yards per target against Norman compared to any receiver that he faced last year. This is a great stat considering the two will face off twice this season. As camp progresses, we will get to see the chemistry between Wentz and Jeffery flourish. So far the off-field chemistry has been great. Now its time to see it translate on to the field.