As the World Turns

Posted: February 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 2 Comments »

It sure feels like this will be the offseason of Alshon. Will he be cut? Is there any way he could be traded? Will he leak any comments to Josina Anderson to unleash to the public? Are we talking football or the plot of a soap opera? So many questions, so few answers.

Jets reporter Connor Hughes had an interesting tidbit in a piece in The Athletic.

The Eagles are looking to move Jeffery, league sources confirmed to The Athletic. And Jeffery would welcome the change of scenery.

There is no question the Eagles would love to move Jeffery. That’s not news.

The other comment is interesting. You wonder who said that to Hughes, or was he making an educated guess?

I assume Hughes heard something from Jeffery. Or his agent. Or Josina Anderson. And it does make sense. I’m sure Jeffery would like to get out of Philly. Things have gotten awkward so I can see him wanting to move on.

Jeffery’s agent responded to this report.

That’s kind of interesting. Jeffery is a long shot to return to the Eagles so he’s got the freedom to speak his mind.

His agent made the standard PR move in acting as if all is well. You wonder if that is the agent just trying to make Jeffery more appealing to other teams. “He won’t be a distraction!”

Is it possible Jeffery actually is okay with the Eagles and does have interest in staying put?

Jimmy Bama wrote a thorough piece on Jeffery and his complicated situation. Why Howie, why? It that contract wasn’t guaranteed, Jeffery would have one foot (the healthy one) out the door already.

There is an argument for the Eagles keeping Jeffery because the team is so thin at WR right now. That aside, I think the Eagles have to cut him. Stories about Jeffery are probably going to keep popping up. We don’t know he was the source for this item, but the point is that there is a lot of noise surrounding Jeffery and that isn’t likely to go away. He will be a distraction.

The Eagles need everyone on the same page and working together. Having a star player leak complaints just isn’t healthy.

This isn’t some TO type of circus with a star player dividing the locker room and ripping the team apart. This is a veteran player griping to sources when he’s not happy. That certainly isn’t a good thing, but Jeffery isn’t nuts. He’s just not happy, for whatever reason.

Keep your fingers crossed that a new CBA gets approved so the Eagles can cut Jeffery and it won’t hurt as much.


Fair question.

Howie was part of the front office when they drafted DeSean Jackson. Howie was the GM who gave DeSean a huge extension.

Howie was part of the front office when they drafted Jeremy Maclin. They tried to sign him to an extension, but couldn’t get that done.

Neither guy was a big receiver.

Howie did draft these players between 2010 and 2014.

  • Riley Cooper … 6-3, 214 … late round pick
  • Marvin McNutt … 6-4, 216 … late round pick
  • Jordan Matthews … 6-3, 214 … early pick

Howie went away for 2015 and was brought back in 2016, when Doug Pederson was hired as coach.

  • Dorial Green-Beckham … 6-5, 225 … cheap trade, but DGB became starter almost instantly
  • Alshon Jeffery … 6-3, 218 … got big contract from Eagles
  • Mack Hollins … 6-4, 221 … mid-round pick who played regularly as a rookie
  • Shelton Gibson … small receiver … late round pick who was strictly a STer
  • J.J. Arcega-Whiteside … 6-2, 225 … early pick

I don’t have any definitive proof about Howie vs Doug and who prefers what, but it sure feels to me like Doug puts an emphasis on size. Since he came on board, the team drafted three receivers that were 220 pounds or more.

It is possible that over time Howie developed more of a preference for bigger players and this is mostly on him.

Either way, the two most important guys in the front office do seem to like big receivers.


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