Alshon Jeffery

Philadelphia Eagles
Wide Receiver #17
Philadelphia Eagles
Wide Receiver #17
Photo: Icon Sportswire

Personal

Age 31
Birthdate February 14, 1990
Height 6'3"
Weight 216 lb

Draft

College South Carolina
Year 2012
Pick Round: 2, Overall: 45
Team CHI

Fantasy Value

Alshon Jeffery's fantasy value is measured by the players he could be traded for. Our trade analzyer estimates his value at 0 points.

Alshon Jeffery is projected for 0.0 fantasy points in PPR scoring this week as he faces the Atlanta Falcons.

Week 1 Projections
Catches Yards Touchdowns
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Player News RotoWire

Alshon Jeffery: Officially released

The Eagles released Jeffery on Monday, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Analysis: Jeffery's release had been set in stone for quite some time, given that he carried a $14 million salary cap hit for 2021. The 31-year-old is coming off the worst season of his career, having logged just six catches for 115 yards and a score across seven games, all while battling injuries and suboptimal quarterback play. He'll now have to contend with a strong free agent receiver class, perhaps foreshadowing a situation wherein Jeffery is forced to settle for a prove-it deal at his next landing spot.

Mar. 17, 2021 4:20 PM EST

Player Stats

YEAR TM GM Receiving Rushing
REC TGT % YDS TD YPC ATT YDS YPC TD FUM
2012 CHI 16 24 48 50.0 367 3 15.3 0 0 0 0 0
2013 CHI 16 89 149 59.7 1,421 7 16.0 16 105 6.6 0 1
2014 CHI 16 85 145 58.6 1,133 10 13.3 6 33 5.5 0 0
2015 CHI 15 54 94 57.4 807 4 14.9 0 0 0 0 0
2016 CHI 16 52 94 55.3 821 2 15.8 0 0 0 0 0
2017 PHI 16 57 120 47.5 789 9 13.8 0 0 0 0 0
2018 PHI 14 65 92 70.7 843 6 13.0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 PHI 13 43 73 58.9 490 4 11.4 1 2 2.0 1 0
2020 PHI 16 6 13 46.2 115 1 19.2 0 0 0 0 0

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Alshon Jeffery Biography

Childhood and Highschool

Alshon Jeffery was born on 2/14/1990 in St. Matthews, South Carolina. He went to Calhoun County High School in St. Matthews, South Carolina and was one of, if not the best, receiver and athlete in the state by his senior year. At 6'3'' and 218 lbs, he's a versatile speedster with length. He was aggressively recruited by schools throughout the country. 

College

Jeffery was the 12th best receiver in the country out of high school. He was a four-star receiver and the 6th best athlete in South Carolina. He went to the University of South Carolina, where he quickly made a name for himself. He provided highlights every week and cemented himself as one of the best athletes in college football. In 2009, his freshman year, he caught 46 passes. The next year, he increased this number to 88 catches, which was the best in the SEC. He also had the most receiving yards in the country with 1517 yards. His next year wasn't as productive, but he still had 49 receptions. He finished his college career with 3042 receiving yards, which was 4th in SEC history. In 2010, he was an All-American and First-Team All-SEC selection. In 2011, he made the second-team All-SEC team. 

NFL Draft

Alshon Jeffery was drafted by the Chicago Bears and was the 13th pick in the second round, 45th overall. While he didn't participate at the combine, he did run at his school's pro day. He was clocked with a 40 time of 4.38 seconds. His vertical and other drill stats weren't recorded. While this may have set him back slightly, scouts had more than enough tape to go off of. 

Rookie Year, 2013, 2014, and 2015 NFL Seasons

In his rookie year, 2012, he played 10 games and had 24 receptions for 367 yards and 3 touchdowns. In 2013 and 2014, Jeffery played all 16 games. He caught 89 and 85 passes, respectively and went for over 1,000 yards receiving both years. In 2013, he was selected to the Pro-Bowl for the first time. In 2015, Jeffery played 9 games due to injury. He fought to get back on the field and although his season was short, he still managed to catch 54 passes for 807 yards and 4 touchdowns. 

2016 NFL Season

In 2016, Jeffery signed a one-year contract with a salary of nearly $15 million. By 2016, Jeffery was a star wide receiver and was widely popular in the league and on fantasy football teams across the country. He played 12 games, had 52 receptions, and 821 yards. He also recorded 2 touchdowns. As in previous years, he provided plenty of highlights for his fans. Like his team, Jeffery and the Bears struggled to keep pace with the rest of the league. In 2016, the Bears went 3-13 and finished last in their division, the NFC North. They were 7 games behind the division Champion, the Green Bay Packers. Jeffery and the Bears will look to improve next season. As in previous years, Jeffery will be key if the Bears want to climb up the ranks in the NFC North. 

Throughout his college and NFL career, Jeffery struggled with hamstring, leg, and other injuries. While a standout in the NFL, he's a sketchy pick for fantasy football because he's so injury prone. He has a lot of upside, but he's a risk, and isn't as constant as some other receivers who don't get injured as often. 

Personal Life

Alshon Jeffery isn't as outspoken as other receivers in the league, but he's still social inside and out of the locker room. He's active on twitter and his handle is @TheWorldof_AJ. While he has plenty of fan pages on instagram, he doesn't have his own account. Alshon Jeffery's jersey can be purchased at nflshop.com. He has also signed memorabilia, which can be found and authenticated online. While he's been rumored as having a girlfriend in the past, it's not clear if he's dating at this time.