Report: Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery to be a major part of the offense as he recovers from Lisfranc injury
4 May 2020 Eagles News
There’s been a ton of drama around Philadelphia Eagles’ wide receiver Alshon Jeffery. But, thanks to Eagles Insider, Dave Spadaro, some of the speculation around wide receiver Alshon Jeffery can be put to bed.
Spadaro said this about Jeffery and his role next season.
“The plan is for Alshon Jeffery to be a major part of the offense as he recovers from his Lisfranc injury. He has to complete his rehab, of course, and Jeffery is in the course of doing so. The Eagles have made sure this offseason to get the word out that Jeffery is being counted on and Roseman has had conversations to that extent with having No. 17 in the picture. A healthy and fully focused and hungry Jeffery would be a huge boost for the offense.”
With Spadaro, a person who is in the organization and doesn’t spread any news that isn’t true, this is actually good news. And, here’s why.
The story of Jeffery and why this is even a conversations goes back to last season. Fans turned on Jeffery when he was the supposed leak to ESPN, bashing quarterback Carson Wentz. No one knows if that’s true still to this day. However, because of that, Eagles fans have linked him to trade rumors and even had him potentially a cut candidate.
A few weeks back, Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said there’s a spot for Jeffery and he wants to continue to play in Philadelphia. He’s motivated to write his wrongs and come back and win again.
Coming back from a Lisfranc injury is never easy; but an extended break will actually do good. During the 2017 season, Jeffery’s first year with the team and Wentz, he caught 57 passes for 789 yards and nine touchdowns. The next season, Jeffery missed some time due to injury but still managed 65 receptions for 843 yards and six touchdowns. Obviously, last season, he was mostly injured, but the fact of the matter is, he’s been productive and showed he could be productive with Wentz.
With the new additions on the outside, a lot less burden to carry the load will be out on Jeffery’s shoulders. In fact, the Eagles can get creative with Jeffery and use him both outside and in the slot now. He’s be a reception machine over the middle.
There’s definitely reason to believe Jeffery is going to have a big impact once he gets healthy. With the new additions, not only is the offense more explosive, players like Jeffery will now get less focus and he’ll shine because of that.
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