The Eagles are being linked to Alshon Jeffery once again. This time it’s ESPN’s Josina Anderson reporting on Philadelphia’s interest in the upcoming free agent wide receiver.
I'm told potential suitors for WR Alshon Jeffery once he hits FA include the #49ers & #Titans, along w/ t/ #Eagles & of course of t/ #Bears.— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 2, 2017
I don’t doubt the Eagles could have interest in Jeffery, but this report certainly smells like it’s coming from an agent. The whole “multiple teams” angle is usually a big giveaway in that regard.
The Chicago Bears opted not to place the franchise tag on Jeffery, as expected, so there’s a very good chance he’ll be an unrestricted free agent when the new league year begins next week on Thursday, March 9.
Jeffery is expected to be the top free agent on the market. He could reportedly draw offers worth $16 million per year. That might figure could easily be too expensive for the Eagles’ taste.
Philadelphia’s interest in Jeffery was first reported back in February. I wouldn’t say the Eagles signing him is an impossibility, but I don’t think it’s the most likely option for them. Besides, other teams with more cap room can easily outbid Philadelphia.