The level of interest the Eagles had in wide receiver Terrelle Pryor last March isn’t clear. They definitely kicked the tires and talked to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus. But ultimately, they decided to take what was behind Door No. 2 – Alshon Jeffery. Through the first six weeks of the season, neither Jeffery nor Pryor has set the world on fire. At least not yet. Jeffery, who signed a one-year, $9.5 million deal with the Eagles with another $4.5 million in attainable incentives, has put up respectable numbers in his first six games in midnight green – 24 catches (17 for first downs), 13.2 yards per catch, nine third-down receptions and two touchdowns. But they are well below the prolific numbers he put up in his two best NFL seasons with the Chicago Bears in 2013 (89 catches, 1,421 yards, seven touchdowns, 63 first downs) and 2014 (85 catches, 1,133 yards, 10 touchdowns, 60 first downs). Pryor, who had 77 catches for 1,107 yards and four touchdowns with the Cleveland Browns last year, signed a one-year, $6 million deal with the Washington Redskins less than a day after the Eagles agreed to terms with Jeffery. The 6-6, 240-pound ex-quarterback has been targeted a team-high 29 times, but is fourth in receptions with 16, behind running back Chris Thompson (18), tight end Jordan Reed (18) and slot receiver Jamison Crowder (17).
Eagles made the right choice in signing Alshon Jeffery over Terrelle Pryor
Philly.com | Oct 21