Oct. 27, 2016
Why Alshon Jeffery Will be Traded Next Week
Trades are bizarre in the NFL. It's weird on how they occur. When it happens, it's a blockbuster story. The trade deadline is this Tuesday, and this trade deadline will have several players that will be on the move. Several teams are going all in to contend for the Super Bowl so that they will make a play. Meanwhile, other teams will be rebuilding and give younger players a chance to develop. This year, several teams will make a trade. One name that is getting the headline is Alshon Jeffery. In this blog, I will explain why he'll get traded next week.
Losing Alshon Jeffery is terrible, and the Bears have no choice but to make a move. If Jeffery is on the trade market, the team that should go all in is the Philadelphia Eagles. Jeffery is a better wideout than Torrey Smith, but he's better as a short-term option. Smith has a multi-year deal after this season whereas Jeffery will test the free-agent market after the season. Jeffery has been great with the Bears despite having a mediocre QB in Jay Cutler.
Because Jeffery is the better option than Smith, he'll likely get a big payday. Smith could be traded for a mid-to-late round pick whereas the Bears will surrender their second round pick or a first round pick.
Likely Destinations: The Eagles will probably be the favorites to land Jeffery. However, another team to watch is the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks are always an aggressive team in trades, so I wouldn't be surprised if they're in play. My 3rd favorite is the Cincinnati Bengals. Imagine A.J. Green and Jeffery on the same team? That's a team that could derail New England's Super Bowl 51 trip. Just saying!