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3 Most Likely Trade Destinations for Alshon Jeffery

Jason Schandl
Most likely trade destinations for Alshon Jeffery include the 49ers and two AFC East teams.
Most likely trade destinations for Alshon Jeffery include the 49ers and two AFC East teams. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images
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After failing to stay healthy for 16 games for the second straight year with the Philadelphia Eagles, Alshon Jeffery could be on the way out.

Jeffery's contract is structured in a way that would make him tough to release, but the Eagles could free up some cap space by trading the veteran wideout, and rumors are swirling that they plan to do just that.

These three teams could be Jeffery's most likely landing spots.

3. San Francisco 49ers

Jimmy Garoppolo and Kyle Shanahan during a playoff matchup with the Vikings.
Jimmy Garoppolo and Kyle Shanahan during a playoff matchup with the Vikings. / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

John Lynch and the San Francisco 49ers have shown they're not afraid to trade for veteran wideouts, as they made an in-season deal for Emmanuel Sanders last year. Sanders' contract is up though, and WR is once again one of the 49ers' biggest needs. Deebo Samuel is the only returning wideout that saw more than 44 targets in 2019, and a 49ers team that was on the verge of a championship can afford to take Jeffery's cap hit to bolster their offense for another Super Bowl run in 2020.

2. Miami Dolphins

Dolphins' head coach Brian Flores at a press conference.
Dolphins' head coach Brian Flores at a press conference. / Mark Brown/Getty Images

It can be easy to forget because he broke out at such a young age, but Jeffery is still just 30 years old, and won't be turning 31 until next offseason. So while the Miami Dolphins aren't expected to compete in 2020, they could get a few years of service out of Jeffery. Adding a veteran presence alongside DeVante Parker and Preston Williams could be a great way to support the development of whichever rookie quarterback the Dolphins wind up drafting. Miami also has the NFL's most cap space, so Jeffery's contract isn't much of a deterrent, especially because it means they won't have to trade much to land him.

1. New York Jets

Sam Darnold throws a pass against the Bills.
Sam Darnold throws a pass against the Bills. / Bryan Bennett/Getty Images

Another team looking to support the development of a young QB, the New York Jets could be losing Robby Anderson in free agency, so they're likely in the market to get Sam Darnold some help. They've already signed Josh Doctson, but that's not exactly a splashy move, and he's no guarantee to even make the Jets' final roster after not recording a single target in 2019. The Jets still have Jamison Crowder to work underneath out of the slot, and adding a big-bodied WR like Jeffery on the outside would complement him nicely.


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