Another Bad Sign for Alshon Jeffery's Future With the Eagles

Jason Schandl
Alshon Jeffery's on thin ice with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Alshon Jeffery's on thin ice with the Philadelphia Eagles. / Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles aren't exactly flush with wide receiver depth. Things got so dire last season that they even brought back Jordan Matthews.

Despite that, they were still reportedly looking to trade Alshon Jeffery in 2019, which is not a great sign for his future in Philly.

The structure of Jeffery's contract looks like it may be the only thing keeping him on the Eagles' roster at this point. Philadelphia would actually lose cap space by cutting him this offseason, even if they designate him as a post-June 1 release.

A trade, on the other hand, is a lot more viable. A post-June 1 trade would save them roughly $10 million in space in 2020 and about $8 million in 2021.

That contract is also one of the reasons that the Eagles haven't found a dance partner here. Jeffery has shown no shortage of potential in his career, with 6,671 yards and 45 touchdowns since entering the NFL in 2012, but he has not been able to stay on the field. He's played 13 or fewer games in four of the last five seasons. He also had arguably the worst season of his career in 2019, with just 490 yards in 10 games.

At this point, the Eagles may simply be stuck with Jeffery's huge cap hit, and they'll have to be as cap conscious as possible with the rest of their roster to make up for it. If a suitor does come calling about Jeffery, expect Philly to pull the trigger immediately.

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