Philadelphia Eagles extend Alshon Jeffery to four-year extension

Making sense of the Eagles' decision to extend Alshon Jeffery

Making sense of the Eagles' decision to extend Alshon Jeffery

This is a big move for the Philadelphia Eagles and pairs Alshon Jeffery with Carson Wentz for the foreseeable future.

On Saturday, the Eagles awarded him for his efforts with a massive contract extension.

The South Carolina native's new four-year contract is worth $52 million and includes $27 million in guarantees, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter and other reports. Furthermore, incentives included in the contract will allow it to reach $56 million in total. It's a nice raise over the one-year, $9.5 million deal he signed to join Philadelphia in the offseason and provides him with the long-term financial security he's been looking for. His seven touchdowns this year are already tied for the second-best mark in his career, and Jeffery seems primed to surpass his personal record of 10.

Through 11 games this season, Jeffery has caught 43 passes for 619 yards and seven touchdowns, leading Philadelphia wideouts in all three categories.

Teammates and future free agents alike will be encouraged by the franchise making good with players who worked their tails off to help the team get where they are today. The 27-year-old's guaranteed money is the eighth-most for a wide receiver, passing Emanuel Sanders and sitting directly behind T.Y. Hilton. I'm blessed to have the opportunity to play for this organization and for these fans.

"Winning championships, that's most important to me", Jeffery said.

Meanwhile, Philadelphia (10-1) owns the best record in the National Football League and could become the first team to clinch a playoff berth Sunday with a road victory over the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field.

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