Alshon Jeffery is not going anywhere, except on the playing field with a uniform of the Eagles in 2020.
If there was still any doubt as to the fact that the veteran receiver of the Eagles is still part of the Eagles, Doug Pederson has put to rest during a teleconference Tuesday morning.
“It is a large part of the process in the future,” said Pederson. “It is a great leader and he will be able to help the young payers coming.”
There should be no doubt that Jeffery and his base salary guaranteed of $ 9.9 million this year, and his salary cap of $ 15.3 million will be part of the team this fall.
The general manager Howie Roseman has defended Jeffery earlier this offseason against a wave of anger to many assuming that he was the leak to the former journalist for ESPN Josina Anderson in comments on the front office and quarterback Carson Wentz, and that in 30 years, it had surpassed its peak useful .
Now, the objective will be that Jeffery recovers from surgery to repair an injury of the Lisfranc injury suffered at the end of last season.
“Alshon has been very successful this off-season with his rehabilitation,” said Pederson. “… Obviously, there is no schedule for it at the moment, you just focus on rehab and become strong. It is a big part of our offense and we expect to have at a given time.
“If there are some matches where he is not ready, we’re not going to put it out there and wait for it to be in good health. “
Jeffery, who was one of the heroes of Super Bowl LII of the Eagles, also provides another service to his team, i.e. the leadership.
The character of Jeffery in the locker room is a man, shy and soft-spoken, but his bravado in the days leading up to the SB LII when he openly explained how the Eagles were going to beat the Patriots was contagious among his teammates.
“I was really impressed by all those who have participated (in the virtual program for the offseason), and one of the guys of Alshon, the dialogue that he had in the room of reception being able to converse with some of the young players that we have on, “said Pederson,” and just regain his health. ”