Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery reiterates he made good on Super Bowl guarantee
Following a tumultuous 2016 NFL season with the Chicago Bears, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery guaranteed that ‘we’ would win the Super Bowl the following year. Needless to say, he has kept his promise albeit with a different team in the Philadelphia Eagles.
While his phrasing may have been a bit unclear, it nonetheless proved to be true for him from an individual standpoint. Which is why Jeffery still feels he followed through on his guarantee, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk:
“Man, I told y’all,” Jeffery said after the game. “Hey, we don’t care who we were playing. Facing this opponent, I knew Tom Brady — I respect him, a great player, probably one of the greatest ever, but hey, he had not played the Eagles yet He [had not played] the Eagles, not the 2017-18 Eagles.”
Jeffery had initially made the promise after enduring a 3-13 campaign with the Bears prior to entering free agency. Although he ultimately signed with the Eagles, he remained confident as ever about the team’s chances throughout the season.
While it was not Jeffery’s best season from a statistical standpoint, it was arguably his most successful. He shined bright on the big stage after registering three catches for 73 yards and a spectacular touchdown early on to help set the offense in motion.
That said, Jeffery is the first of three Eagles players to follow up on his promise. Meanwhile, defensive end Chris Long and right tackle Lane Johnson have some beers and tattoos that are still unaccounted for at the moment.