Alshon Jeffery played all season despite having a torn rotator cuff

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Alshon Jeffery would not let a torn rotator cuff stop him from his Super Bowl aspirations.

The Philadelphia Eagles might’ve hit the lottery with wide receiver, Alshon Jeffery. Last season, Jeffery tested the free agency market in hopes of locking in a long-term deal with some nice figures. Being the biggest named receiver on the market, Jeffery would surely get everything that he asked for. Although he turned down a long-term deal with the Minnesota Vikings, he gambled on himself with a one-year deal in Philly.

Obviously, the gamble paid off for Jeffery. He was locked into a four-year, $52 million dollar deal back in December. While 2017 was great for both parties, Jeffery might’ve had a little bit of pain through it all. And by a little bit, we mean a lot.

It was announced on Wednesday afternoon that Alshon underwent a successful surgery for his torn rotator cuff. Say what?! Yes, Alshon apparently had a reason to sit out those couple weeks of practice during training camp. But the pain would not stop him from competing in the regular season as he played all 16 games for the Eagles, including playoffs.

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Remember back when the Eagles signed Jeffery, his biggest concern was that he couldn’t stay healthy? Well, I guess that isn’t that much of concern now considering he is tuff enough to fight through that kind of pain.

For the first time since 2014, Jeffery played in all 16 games for the season. That doesn’t include the extra three games that he had to play after the regular season ended. It’s pretty shocking to know that Alshon was able to net 1,008 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns throughout the 2017 regular and postseason while being injured.

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As of right now, there shouldn’t really be any concerns with Alshon’s status heading into next season. If he is able to play at that level with the injury, it will be interesting to see how he can play while the injury is repaired. It will be a short offseason for the Eagles, but Alshon will definitley have plenty of time to rest up and get fully healthy.