What is Alshon Jeffery’s legacy with these Philadelphia Eagles if it’s over?
By Hunter Doyle
2018 is another big year for “17”.
With year one in the books, fans couldn’t wait to see the Eagles back in action following the Super Bowl season. Unfortunately, they would have to wait for both Alshon Jeffery, fresh off the signing of a four-year, $52 million extension with $27 million guaranteed, and Carson Wentz to return from injuries.
It didn’t take long as Wentz returned in Week 3 and Jeffery rejoined the team one week later.
In his return to the starting lineup, the Eagles couldn’t pull out a win, but Alshon had a day with eight catches for 105 yards and a touchdown. Two weeks later in a dominant 34-13 win over the New York Giants, Jeffery was at it again, this time to the tune of eight catches for 74 yards and two touchdowns.
One week after that, “17” put up 88 yards and a touchdown on seven catches. Although the Eagles struggled early on, Jeffery appeared to be even better than he was in 2017, and he was still a touchdown machine in the red zone.
He cooled some around the middle of the season but still contributed here and there. He’d heat up again at the backend of the season. Philly took a gut-wrenching loss to the Dallas Cowboys on the chin despite Jeffery posting 50 yards and a touchdown on six catches. It was a respectable performance, but Philly’s wideout hit his stride in the weeks that followed.