Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has gotten a four-year extension with his contract for the Philadelphia Eagles, that will run through the 2021 season. With his past career playing for the Chicago Bears, Jeffery must have sure proven his worth to the team for them not to risk letting him go. Let’s take a look at his new net worth and contract to see how determination pays off.
Alshon Jeffery’s new deal is worth $52 million
Jeffery’s new deal is worth $52 million, including an extra $1 million per year in incentives and $27 million in guarantees. Having that good chunk of change in just guarantees alone, Jeffery has sure proven himself as a wide receiver. Let’s take a look at his career from the start to see how far he’s come.
The Early Years
Jeffery is a South Carolina native, going on to play for the University of Southern Carolina. By 2011, he proved himself by being named the best overall player in the SEC by ESPN.
After college, Jeffery had been drafted by the Chicago Bears for the 2012 season, where he had been the first player in that year’s draft class to sign. Originally signed to a four-year contract, in 2016, Jeffery was given a franchise tag, binding him to the Bears for an extra year in 2016.
In March 2017, Jeffery signed on with the Philadelphia Eagles, with a one year, $14 million contract. Playing 11 games this season, Jeffery garnered 43 catches for 619 yards and seven touchdowns. Before the year was up, however, Jefferey was granted a four-year extension. Happy over the new arrangement, Jeffery said in a statement, according to ESPN:
First of all, I just want to thank Jeffrey Lurie and the entire Eagles organization. Like I said the other day, I love it here. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to play for this organization and for these fans. Everyone has welcomed me with open arms and now I’m looking forward to being here for a long time. We have a great group here and I’m excited to be a part of it.
Winning championships, that’s most important to me. A lot of players make a lot of money, but some of them never make the playoffs, never get to experience a lot of things. Like being here in Philly, the atmosphere where we all want that for each other. We all want to go to the playoffs. We all want to win a championship. We’re all together.
For their part, the Eagles also said in a statement:
Alshon has been a tremendous addition to this organization on and off the field. We place a priority on making sure we are able to build the team around quality players like Alshon who embrace this team and this city the way he has. We are excited about his future here.