Way to leave on a high note, Alshon Jeffery.
Alshon Jeffery. I love you, buddy. Thanks for your service and The Super Bowl. You were an absolute STUD in the Super Bowl and played a key part in bringing the first-ever Super Bowl trophy back to our city.
But for god’s sake, can you please leave on good terms? I don’t think it comes as a surprise that Alshon Jeffery is on a list of players that will not be back next year. It’s time to move on. New reports coming out today are leaning that way, but unfortunately, Alshon can’t keep his mouth shut.
Reports from The Athletic:
Alshon Jeffrey has said that he would welcome a change of environment this off-season. He also said that Carson Wentz and his relationship “Never saw eye-to-eye and their relationship was testy.”
In no surprise to anyone, Alshon and Nick Foles had some type of weird chemistry that was an absolute fire on the field. Nick would toss it up, Alshon would bring it down. Alshon and Carson never had that connection. A relationship plagued by injuries on both sides, I don’t think it ever had a chance to develop in what could have been.
Battling through injuries must be tough. Especially after you win a Super Bowl with one QB and then you come back with the proclaimed franchise QB and have to build chemistry with him while not 100% healthy. I would like to think that’s the main cause of frustration here but maybe there is some blame to go around.
Did Carson – who heavily relies on TE’s (Zach Ertz) and Doug’s offensive play calls definitely effected Alshon’s productivity? Maybe. I think I’ll stick to the lack of chemistry and injury battles as the reason instead.
I highly doubt Alshon was coming back to Philly regardless, but there’s no way we can bring him back now, especially if the reports are true. I think it’s everyone’s interest to just part ways and start building a core of young WRs around Carson. This year’s draft class is stacked at the WR position so there shouldn’t be any issues finding pieces.
At the end of the day, there’s no reason to leave on bad terms Alshon. Just thank Philly for your time and exit gracefully.