Alshon Jeffery took a one-year prove-it deal with the Philadelphia Eagles in free agency. The gamble paid off Saturday.
Jeffery, who has seven touchdown receptions in 2017, signed a four-year deal worth up to $52 million to remain with the Eagles. The contract kicks in beginning in March 2018, when his existing one-year pact with Philadelphia expires.
#Eagles have signed WR Alshon Jeffery to a four-year contract extension through the 2021 season.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 2, 2017
“I love it here,” Jeffery said in a statement issued by the team. “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 base salary this season is $9.5 million. The new deal includes $27 million guaranteed.
Jeffery was a second-round pick of the Chicago Bears and spent last season playing on the franchise tag. But with a rebuild underway, Jeffery came off the books along with other offensive core pieces the Bears had assembled: quarterback Jay Cutler, running back Matt Forte, wide receiver Brandon Marshall and tight end Martellus Bennett.
While Chicago was undergoing a two-year demolition of its offensive personnel, the Eagles paired Jeffery with second-year quarterback Carson Wentz to smashingly successful results.
Jeffery is second on the team with 43 receptions and 619 yards receiving.