You never really know with this NFL stuff, do you? By a show of hands, how many of you, as Philadelphia Eagles fans, thought that you’d seen the last of Alshon Jeffery? Well, that might not be the case.
According to John Sigler of Saints Wire on the USA TODAY platform, Jeffery’s among seven wide receivers that a team desperate for help at the position could find interesting. Who would have thunk, right?
The other six include two other former Eagles (Danny Amendola and Golden Tate) as well as Dede Westbrook, Dez Bryant, Tavon Austin, and a future Pr Football Hall of Fame inductee, Larry Fitzgerald. Sheesh. And, you thought the Eagles had issues at the wide receiver position. These are the choices?
Say what you will, and no disrespect is intended to Larry Fitzgerald. You know that’s a sad-looking list though.
Could the former Philadelphia Eagles hero join a longtime nemesis?
Though the Eagles and Saints technically aren’t rivals, there’s a little something there when we talk about the history between these two teams. They’ve met on 33 different occasions, including four times in the postseason. Philly has taken the measure of New Orleans 18 times, but the Saints hold a 3-1 edge in the playoffs.
Their last two matchups were very entertaining. Last season’s tilt doubled as the first start of Jalen Hurts pro career. Philly took that one by a 24-21 margin.
On January 13th of 2019, in the Divisional Round of the NFC Playoffs, Philly lost Brandon Brooks to a torn Achilles, but in a game where they were again led by the reigning Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, The Philadelphia Eagles’ hopes of a second-consecutive NFC Championship Game appearance died when Foles final pass attempt as Eagles quarterback slipped through Alshon Jeffery’s hands and into the waiting arms of Marshon Lattimore.
Can you imagine what the vibe would feel like if Jeffery, who will forever be a Super Bowl hero, was on the other sideline in an important game versus the Eagles as early as this season? It could happen.
At the time of this story being written and published, the Saints haven’t expressed any real interest in Alshon Jeffery, but if Sigler is right and this story carries some credence, Philly’s game versus New Orleans in Week 11 on November 21st would be really interesting and carry a few more headlines if this was a scenario that could actually play itself out.