Eagles award WR Alshon Jeffery with big contract extension
The Philadelphia Eagles are off to an incredible 10-1 start and wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been a big part of the organization’s rise to the top of the NFC.
On Saturday, the Eagles awarded him for his efforts with a massive contract extension. According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Jeffery signed a four-year deal worth $52 million with $27 million in guarantees.
That contract includes an additional $1 million a year in potential earnings through incentives. It’s a nice raise over the one-year, $9.5 million deal he signed to join Philadelphia in the offseason and provides him with the long-term financial security he’s been looking for.
Jeffery hasn’t been quite as productive as he was when he was at his best for the Chicago Bears in 2013 and 2014, when he combined for 174 catches, 2,524 yards and 17 touchdowns. However, he’s given the Eagles solid production with 43 catches for 619 yards and 7 touchdowns in 11 games.
That 7th touchdown reception on Sunday triggered a $250,000 payday and he could earn an additional $250,000 a piece with his 9th and 11th touchdowns. But the ultimate goal of signing a one-year deal was to prove himself and earn a big contract after injuries hampered him in 2015 and 2016, so the contract on Friday is a big win for Jeffery.