The one contract holding back the Philadelphia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles won the NFC East last season, but it still felt like a down year.
The NFC East was the worst division in football and the Eagles scored by winning with a record of 9-7. The Eagles have an important year in determining the future of the franchise. The Eagles have Carson Wentz in his prime, a solid defense, and a few highly touted receivers coming out of the draft.
However, the Eagles have one contract holding the team back from making supplemental upgrades.
Alshon Jeffery has taken away all of his affiliation with the #Eagles on his twitter account.
This might be old news, but he also deleted his Instagram.
Looks like he knows something we don’t 👀
— DIE-HARD 🦅 Fans (@Eaglesfans9) April 25, 2020
The 30-year old is coming off one of the worst seasons in his career, posting just 490 receiving yards in 10 games. He is set to make $15.4 million in 2020, which is a tad high given his injury history.
According to NBC writer Peter King, Jeffery was “likely to be traded on draft day.” Of course this didn’t happen, but it could be very soon. This action by Jeffery wraps up a saga that apparently dates back to last season.
Jeffery signed a four-year, $52 million contract with the Eagles, but has failed to live up to expectations. Instead, Wentz has viewed tight end Zach Ertz as his favorite target. The team also added first-round pick Jalen Reagor to the mix.
Finding a trade partner will be difficult, but it’s necessary at this point.
— Dave Uram (@MrUram) January 8, 2020
According to a Twitter profile, named Die Hard Eagles Fans, the former Pro Bowl wideout has wiped out all affiliations with the Eagles franchise.
“Alshon Jeffery has taken away all of his affiliation with the #Eagles on his twitter account. This might be old news, but he also deleted his Instagram. Looks like he knows something we don’t.”
To add to that, Jeffery’s Instagram account has been deleted, while his Twitter has no mention of being associated with the Eagles. It appears that his time with the franchise is over.