16. Philadelphia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles entered free agency knowing the wide receiver was one of the top areas to focus on, and even though it wasn’t a long-term contract, bringing Alshon Jeffery on board for a one-year deal was arguably the best approach they could have taken. Assuming all goes well, there’s every reason in the world to believe Jeffery will have an immediate impact in the passing game, but the talented wideout still needs to prove his history of injuries and suspension for PEDs last year will no longer be an issue.
Either way, Philadelphia realizes they can’t afford to waste any time with the development of Carson Wentz, and after seeing what he was able to accomplish during his rookie year with one of the league’s weakest receiving corps, the addition of Jeffery is exciting. For the first time in his young career, Wentz will finally have a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver to work with to give the Eagles a better chance at competing for the NFC East title.
Along with Jeffery, Wentz should be thrilled over the signing of Torrey Smith as well when looking at what he brings to the table as a deep threat on offense. Don’t be fooled by what happened over the last two years with the San Francisco 49ers, as Smith seems determined to prove he hasn’t lost a step with his blazing speed.