Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery wants to finish career in Philadelphia
Alshon Jeffery joined the Philadelphia Eagles in 2017 and experienced immediate success with the club, winning a Super Bowl in his first year.
Now, Jeffery is entering his third season with the Eagles, and he hopes to have many more.
“It’s awesome,” Jeffery said of how Philadelphia has embraced him, according to Zack Rosenblatt of NJ Advance Media. “I love the city of Philadelphia. I hope I can finish my career out here, it’s great, it’s fun, I love the city.”
Jeffery is under contract with the team through 2021, so he shouldn’t have to worry about playing elsewhere for quite some time.
The 29-year-old is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he played 13 games and hauled in 65 receptions for 843 yards and six touchdowns, but his year actually ended in heartbreak, as a dropped pass that led to an interception sealed the Eagles’ fate in the Divisional Round of the playoffs against the New Orleans Saints.
But Eagles fans remained supportive of Jeffery, and that is something that has stuck in the mind of the wide out.
“Definitely. I definitely appreciated them,” Jeffery said of the fans. “It meant a lot to me. It meant a lot to my family as well. It was huge. But at the same time, I gotta move on from it. There’s always next year to get better. This year hopefully we’ll be holding up another trophy.”
Philadelphia is entering the 2019 campaign with high expectations, and obviously, Jeffery is holding himself and the team to the same standard, as he is hoping for another Super Bowl title.