Including playoffs, #Eagles QB Nick Foles when targeting Alshon Jeffery over the past two seasons:— Evan Silva (@evansilva) December 18, 2018
75.0% completion rate
11.1 yards per attempt
8.3% touchdown rate
Foles when targeting everyone else:
64.7% completion rate
6.28 yards per attempt
2.9% touchdown rate
Foles is close to a completely different quarterback when he's throwing to Jeffery. He completes 75 percent of his passes and nearly one in every 10 is a touchdown. In their first game together this season, Jeffery caught all eight of his targets for 160 yards.
Just to show how dramatic this is, here are the splits from the game against the Rams.
Foles to Jeffery: 8-8, 160 yards, 20 yards per attempt
Foles to everyone else: 16-23, 110 yards, 1 interception, 4.78 yards per attempt
Alshon Jeffery (illness) will be back at Patrice today. Doug Pederson said something has been going around the locker room and within the coaching staff.— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) December 21, 2018
Jeffery is clearly his go-to target and that's not going to change any time soon. Over the final two weeks, Jeffery is a WR1 with Foles at quarterback. In his last four games with Wentz, Jeffery only had 153 yards, and he surpassed that in one game with Foles.
The Eagles might still fall short of the playoffs, but Jeffery is going to get his in the next two games.
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