Alshon Jeffery is “elephant in the room” according to Eagles GM Howie Roseman
Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman knows that Alshon Jeffery is the “elephant in the room” but some things need to happen before they can decide what direction they want to go with him.
Jeffery is still dealing with a foot injury and can’t pass a physical, which makes it harder for the team to trade him. Via Mike Kaye of NJ.com, Roseman said of the wideout:
“Obviously, the elephant in the room is Alshon. He’s got to get healthy.”
There are some who believe Jeffery would like to play next year on a new team, but that might not be possible with the injury. It could still be weeks or months before Jeffery is able to practice or play in a game again. One of the other big reasons it could be tough to trade Jeffery is the contract.
Jeffery is guaranteed $11.5 million this year so it hards to imagine a team is going to want to give up draft capital and pay that salary for a player who can’t seem to stay healthy. During the 2019 season, Jeffery only played in 10 games catching 43 passes for 490 yards and four touchdowns.
If the Eagles really want to get his contract off the books they could try to find a team that has cap space and is willing to take him, along with some draft capital to soften the blow of his contract. Maybe if they were to give a team a fifth- or sixth-round draft pick, and pay for a little bit of the salary, a team would be willing to take Jeffery off of their hands.