3. Yes Philadelphia Eagles fans, Alshon Jeffrey is definitely on this list.
This one is a bit more complicated. There have been stretches where no player on the Eagles current roster contributed more to the success of the Philadelphia Eagles on the field than Alshon Jeffrey. He was the team’s leading receiver during the 2017 championship season if you’ll remember, and when it’s all is said and done, the memories of what he did to help the team will probably be remembered more than the negatives, but right now, Jeffery’s deal is holding this team hostage.
At the start of the 2019 regular season, Roseman re-structured Jeffrey’s contract, moving over $11 million in guaranteed money to the 2020 season. In hindsight, had that not happened, Jeffrey wouldn’t have been guaranteed any money in 2020, and he could have been released easily following his disappointing and injury-laden 2019 effort.
Alshon Jeffery’s restructured deal has put Roseman in a fairly unfamiliar situation. Unlike many of the other names on this list, the Eagles are essentially stuck in a bad deal that they can’t get out of. According to Spotrac, if they release him outright, he’ll cost the team a massive $26.1 million cap hit. That’s nearly $11 million more than his actual cap hit if he stays on the roster.
That’s not all. If he stays on the roster next season, his cap hit will total $18.5 million. There are some arguments to keep him, but right now, it’s hard to think about that four-year, $52 million extension without cringing. Roseman has a history of packaging trades to move away from bad deals, and maybe Jeffrey will be moved in the near future, but right now, Jeffrey looks like he’s staying as he recovers from last year’s late-season foot injury.