Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery not concerned about chemistry with Nick Foles
Philadelphia Eagles star wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, with zero catches on just two targets during Monday night’s 19-10 win over the Oakland Raiders, said on Wednesday that he wasn’t concerned about his lack of production that game.
According to a recent article by staff writer Les Brown of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Jeffery didn’t want to be interviewed about his catch-less night but opened up about his chemistry with Eagles quarterback Nick Foles on Wednesday after practice.
“Of course I want to get the ball. But all that matters is the win,” Jeffery said. “I think it’s going pretty well. It’s just that [Raiders] game,”
Foles has started the past two games for the Eagles after star quarterback Carson Wentz tore his ACL against the Los Angeles Rams during Week 14. Per Turron Davenport of USA TODAY Sports, Foles said that he really needs to do a better job of getting Jeffery the ball more often going forward.
“Alshon is a dynamic receiver that can make a lot of plays. I definitely need to target him more,” Foles said on Thursday. “Spreading the ball around is important but so is making sure I get Alshon opportunities to make plays. He has the ability when he is covered or even double covered to make plays.”
Foles is preparing to start a game Week 17 against the Dallas Cowboys that has no impact on playoff positioning. He said that he intends to develop more of a connection with Jeffery.
“The big thing is that looking back, I noticed it’s hard to cover Alshon,” Foles said. “Even when he is covered he is not covered. That’s something that I took from the last game and will move forward with.”
In 15 games this season for Philadelphia, Jeffery has 56 catches for 781 yards and nine touchdown receptions during the 2017 season.