The Philadelphia Eagles and wide receiver Alshon Jeffery agreed to a reported four-year, $52 million deal on Saturday morning, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The Eagles shared a photo of Jeffery signing his new contract on their official Twitter account.
“First of all I just want to thank Jeffrey Lurie and the entire Eagles organization,” Jeffrey said in a statement obtained by ESPN. “Like I said the other day, I love it here. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to play for this organization and for these fans. Everyone has welcomed me with open arms and now I’m looking forward to being here for a long time. We have a great group here and I’m excited to be a part of it.”
Jeffery signed a one-year deal with Philadelphia last offseason after being limited by injuries during his last two seasons with the Chicago Bears. The former Pro Bowler has returned to form with the first-place Eagles in 2017, recording 43 receptions for 619 yards and seven touchdowns, including five in his last four games.
“Alshon has been a tremendous addition to this organization on and off the field,” the Eagles said in a statement. “We place a priority on making sure we are able to build the team around quality players like Alshon who embrace this team and this city the way he has. We are excited about his future here.”
The 27-year-old receiver expressed his interest in staying in Philadelphia when talking to media members last week.
“Winning championships, that’s most important to me,” Jeffery said. “A lot of players make a lot of money, but some of them never make the playoffs, never get to experience a lot of things. Like being here in Philly, the atmosphere where we all want that for each other. We all want to go to the playoffs. We all want to win a championship. We’re all together.”
The Eagles will face the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on Sunday.