The Philadelphia Eagles reached an agreement with veteran wide receiver Alshon Jeffery on Saturday. The move effectively removes the former second-round pick off the offseason target list, which moves Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry into desirable situation when it comes to negotiations.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Jeffery will be under contract with the Eagles until 2021 and will make roughly $52 million over that span.
Eagles signed WR Alshon Jeffery to a four-year, $52 million deal, per source, that also includes another $1... https://t.co/Pj9TW0XSVo— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 2, 2017
With Jeffery under contract, Rams receiver Sammy Watkins will join Landry as the hottest commodities at wide receiver this offseason. Unlike Watkins and Jeffery, Landry primarily plays in the slot. While slot receivers often command a lower price, Landry has been one of the NFL’s best at the position since joining the Dolphins in 2014.
It is still possible for the Dolphins and Landry to come to agreement on an extension before the former LSU standout hits free agency. If both sides are unable to negotiate a new contract, Miami will have to find a way to replace Landry’s leadership and production.