The team’s biggest acquisition from the offseason is here to stay for longer than a year.
The Eagles and wide receiver Alshon Jeffery have agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract extension, which can be worth up to $56 million with incentives. $27 million of that is guaranteed.
Jeffery signed a one-year “show-me” deal in the offseason worth $14 million.
He hasn’t had the best numbers of his career through 11 games, catching 43 balls for 619 yards, second on the team in both of those categories. But he does have seven touchdowns on the season, three off his career-high of 10 TDs in 2014, which was also his last 1,000-yard season. Five of those touchdowns have come in the past four games, and is starting to build chemistry with Carson Wentz at the right time.
The team and Jeffery both released statements on the extension:
“Alshon has been a tremendous addition to this organization on and off the field. We place a priority on making sure we are able to build the team around quality players like Alshon who embrace this team and this city the way he has. We are excited about his future here.”
“First of all I just want to thank Jeffrey Lurie and the entire Eagles organization. Like I said the other day, I love it here. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to play for this organization and for these fans. Everyone has welcomed me with open arms and now I’m looking forward to being here for a long time. We have a great group here and I’m excited to be a part of it.”
His teammates are excited:
🗣🗣🗣!!!!!!!! Big Time News!! https://t.co/F26ytMMxt2
— Zach Ertz (@ZERTZ_86) December 2, 2017
— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) December 2, 2017
And Howie Roseman might not be done yet:
Eagles extend Alshon Jeffrey for 4 years. Howie Roseman not playing around. Trying to extend Brandon Graham as well
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) December 2, 2017
Eagles winning by 30 tomorrow.