'Prove-it' deals pay dividends for the Eagles


Alshon Jeffery's extension will secure the stellar wide receive to the Eagles rhythmic and fun offense through the 2021 season.

The deal announced Saturday is reportedly worth $52 million, with $27 million guaranteed.

The Jeffery re-signing, mixed with all the other moves that has brought the Birds back to prominence makes Howie Roseman the sure-fire frontrunner for Executive of the Year. He is second on the team with 43 receptions and 619 yards receiving. "We are excited about his future 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. "We have a great group here and I'm excited to be a part of it". Although NFL players do not always get to play out the entire length of their contracts, the Eagles have contract options on 19 players through 2020.

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The timing couldn't be better for the Eagles as Jeffery is finally starting to heat up.

"Alshon has been a tremendous addition to this organization on and off the field", the team said in a statement.

Philadelphia's willingness to take care of Jeffery, who risked playing on one-year "Prove-It" contract, as well as Jernigan - who came to the team via trade near the end of his rookie deal - sends a strong signal to future free agents. On the day the Eagles introduced Jeffery in March, Roseman expressed optimism that Jeffery would be more than a one-year rental in Philadelphia. The Alshon Jeffery contract details are still coming out, but there a few things that we know.