ESPN predicts the 2019 season for Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery
When fully healthy, Alshon Jeffery is one of the most dynamic and talented wide receivers the NFL. Unfortunately, a variety of injuries to both himself and the quarterbacks of the Philadelphia Eagles have kept him from ever truly breaking out.
According to projections from ESPN’s fantasy football site, we can expect more of the same from Jeffery this year.
Doing their yearly projections for the upcoming season, ESPN has Jeffery barely missing out on breaking the 1,000-yard receiving mark. According to the projections, they believe Jeffery will finish with 74 receptions, 984 yards, and seven touchdowns. While these may seem like low numbers, they would be massive highs for the standout receiver in his time with the Eagles.
During the last two seasons, Jeffery has yet to haul in more than 65 receptions, and has yet to cross 900 receiving yards in his time with the Eagles. In fact, the last time he had more than 75 receptions and 1,000-yards, it was 2014 during his time with the Chicago Bears.
If Jeffery were able to live up to the projections ESPN has for him, then he’ll have highs in nearly every category since that time with Chicago.
Of course, the Eagles will be looking for Jeffery to not only stay healthy, but be a major contributing factor to the team. With the NFC East looking somewhat competitive again thanks to the Dallas Cowboys, and the Eagles currently unsure when quarterback Carson Wentz will be fully healthy, it’ll be up to veteran leaders like Jeffery to help carry the load during the offseason.
With the regular season fast approaching, it’ll be crucial for guys like Jeffery to contribute, especially if the Eagles hope to make it back to the playoffs and compete for another Super Bowl title.