Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery inks four-year extension
Alshon Jeffery is not going anywhere. The Philadelphia Eagles and wide receiver have agreed to a four-year contract extension that keeps Jeffery in the City of Brotherly Love through 2021.
Not a bad deal for Alshon Jeffery, who joined the Eagles last offseason on a one-year deal.
Per multiple reports, the deal has a base value of $52 million, with $27 million generally guaranteed. It is obviously worth noting that, especially this early in the reports, the salary numbers are usually just around the actual real number. It could be off by a few million in either direction.
Jeffery originally signed a one season deal with Philly in the hopes of having a good enough year that it could be parlayed into big time loot. He has not been wrong, as Jeffery has 619 receiving yards in 11 starts this season, putting him on pace for roughly 900 total yards. That might seem not great, specifically since he last broke 1,000 yards in 2014, his third year in the league, but Carson Wentz really does a great job of spreading the ball around.
More or less, and this is certainly more, it provides Wentz a sure-fire weapon for the next four seasons. The Eagles will certainly attempt to add more dynamic weapons for the young gunslinger over the offseason, but this is an earnestly solid start.
Also of note: It appears as though Philadelphia might be the best team in all of the National Football League. By locking up the receiver, it provides stability to what seems to be a good roster.