Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery evaluated the team’s offensive weapons and expectations for the season Saturday at the Hyundai Youth Football Camp. As Training Camp rapidly approaches and Jeffery starts his third season with the Eagles, he reflected on what the experience has been like so far.
“It has been awesome,” Jeffery said. “I definitely want another Super Bowl this year, for sure. I’ve just been having fun and enjoying it.”
His tenure in Philadelphia is highlighted by the 219 receiving yards and three touchdowns he recorded in team’s playoff run in 2017 that ended with the franchise's first Super Bowl title. Both totals mark franchise records for receiving yards and receiving touchdowns in a single postseason. He played in and started all 19 regular- and postseason games that year.
After shoulder surgery following the Super Bowl win forced Jeffery to miss the first three games last season, his motivation for success is more heightened than ever.
“I’m more ready for sure because I wasn’t there for the first couple of game last year coming off injury,” Jeffery said. “I didn’t have a full offseason. But this year, I’m definitely excited and ready to have fun.”
Along with his self-motivation, the implementation of offensive weapons, like wide receiver DeSean Jackson and running back Jordan Howard, in the spring gave Jeffery a glimpse of how dangerous this team can be. With the recent announcement of the return of veteran running back Darren Sproles, the offense shows great promise of recording similar numbers to the 2017 campaign.
“It is definitely one of the most talented groups I’ve been a part of,” Jeffery said on the offense as a whole.
Orchestrating the offense is coordinator Mike Groh, who enters his second season in the role. The wide receivers coach in the Super Bowl season, Groh has a full year of experience in his position which Jeffery believes will elevate the entire team’s performance.
“I think for sure this year he’s going to be relaxed," Jeffery said. “He’s going to be the same Groh that I know. At the same time, we still just have to go out there and make plays and execute. He did a great job last year and this year is going to be even better.”
The Eagles' offense is more than ready for the 2019 season, and Jeffery expects this team to make a long run into the postseason. His love and passion for the City of Philadelphia is constant due to the fans' praise and loyalty.
“I love the City of Philadelphia,” Jeffery said. “Hopefully, I can finish my career off here. It’s great. Hopefully this year we will be holding up another trophy.”