On Saturday, the Eagles awarded him for his efforts with a massive contract extension. Furthermore, incentives included in the contract will allow it to reach $56 million in total.
The 27-year-old wideout, who spent the first five seasons of his career with the Chicago Bears, has found the end zone at least once in four straight games. Jeffery has hauled in 43 receptions for 619 yards and seven touchdowns this season for a 10-1 team sitting atop the NFC East.
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. Injuries and a suspension delivered a major hit to his value this offseason, leading Philadelphia to signing him to the one-year "prove-it" deal. "Like I said the other day, I love it here".
Players are looking at this Eagles team and the opportunity to play with a budding star such as Wentz and signing on the dotted line when they can.
Teammates and future free agents alike will be encouraged by the franchise making good with players who worked their tails off to help the team get where they are today. "We have a great group here and I'm excited to be a part of it".
The 10-1 Eagles have the best record in the National Football League heading Sunday night's game at the Seattle Seahawks. The six year veteran passed up on a long-term deal with the Minnesota Vikings to play a season in Philadelphia.
The Eagles, shortly after breaking the news, made the following comment about Alshon.