Philadelphia Eagles: 5 players that shined in Super Bowl LII
Alshon Jeffery, WR
Remember when Eagles fans thought that Alshon Jeffery was nothing like how he was with the Chicago Bears early on in 2017? Great times. All throughout the offseason we heard non stop ramblings of Jeffery’s ability to snag the ball in traffic. He is always open, even when he’s covered he’s open, yadda yadda yadda. Then the regular season came along and nobody really knew what he would bring to the table.
Now with a full season in Philadelphia under his belt, he truly took the offense above and beyond. In past recent seasons, the Eagles had no deep threat. Secondaries would hardly respect the passing game and things just did not go well for the bird’s offense. Now the secondaries have all the worries in the world about the Eagles weapons in the passing game.
Let’s just call Alshon the fire starter after his performance on Sunday night. Nick Foles launched a nice deep throw to Jeffery in the end zone where he made a fantastic catch to put the first touchdown on the board. We always knew the Eagles would eventually get aggressive, but without Alshon making that play who knows if Pederson remains that confident or not.
Alshon talked the talk all week and on Sunday he surely walked the walk. He finished out the night with three catches for 73 yards and a touchdown. Man, he really wasn’t lying when he said he had no doubt the Eagles were bringing that trophy home. Bravo Alshon, bravo.