Don’t look now, but Jeffery has a problem.
Let’s be brutally honest here. We’ve all seen what this team is going to get out of Shelton Gibson, and it isn’t much. Regardless of what Marken Michel does, the Eagles don’t seem to want him. From a numbers standpoint, guys like Cracraft, Green, and Davis are screwed. Keep in mind the fact that Philly may still draft another receiver, and they can still go out and land one or two more after the draft concludes.
Jeffery’s situation is different from those guys at the end of the roster. Forget about what you think Jeffery said or whether or not you believe the finger-pointing was fair. Everyone sees him as being guilty. His reputation has taken a huge hit.
Philly doesn’t want him. The fans don’t want him, and even though he commands a major salary and represents a huge cap hit, it isn’t out the realm of possibility that they’ll let him walk, take their losses, and just eat the money if they can’t trade him.
Even with that being said, that isn’t even his major issue. His major issue is this. With his damaged reputation and with his injury history, what team is going to take a chance on him outside of maybe Frank Reich and the Indianapolis Colts? Think about that for a second. Jeffery isn’t just in danger of losing his job in Philly, His career is on the line, and right now, it doesn’t feel like there are a ton of options.