To start, the deal is going to have a huge impact on what the Eagles can do this offseason in terms of adding players to their roster.
That contract includes an additional $1 million a year in potential earnings through incentives. The deal announced Saturday afternoon comes amidst one of Jeffery's strongest season in his career after arriving to the team on a one-year deal from the Chicago Bears in the 2017 off-season. In the last four games, he scored five of his seven total touchdowns for this season.
Through the first 11 games of his Eagles tenure, Jeffery has 43 catches for 619 yards. The 2014 Pro Bowl wideout ranks eighth in the National Football League with 4,801 receiving yards since 2013. The biggest reason for that, of course, has been the stellar play of MVP candidate Carson Wentz, but certainly, a far better wide receiving corps has helped, led by Jeffery.More news: Newborn Declared Dead at Indian Hospital Actually Wasn't
The wideout has signed a four-year, $52 million extension with more than half his salary in guaranteed money. I'm blessed to have the opportunity to play for this organization and for these fans.
Jeffery and Jernigan's contracts serve as selling points for the organization as they attempt to acquire free agents they may not initially feel comfortable making long-term commitments to. On the day the Eagles introduced Jeffery in March, Roseman expressed optimism that Jeffery would be more than a one-year rental in Philadelphia.
So while Philadelphia continues to prepare for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks, let's take a look at three reasons why extending Jeffery was the right move for the Eagles.