Dec. 2 (UPI) — Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery will not hit free agency next season, after agreeing to a four-year extension with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Jeffery agreed to the deal on Saturday. His contract now runs through 2021. The 27-year-old pass catcher signed a one-year contract with the Eagles in March.
The deal has a base value of $52 million and includes $27 million generally guaranteed, according to multiple reports.
“First of all I just want to thank Jeffrey Lurie and the entire Eagles organization,” Jeffery said. “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 is tied for fifth in the league with seven receiving scores this season. He also has 43 receptions and 619 yards. The six-year veteran entered the NFL as a second round pick by the Chicago Bears in the 2012 NFL Draft. He was voted to the Pro Bowl in 2013.
“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.”
Jeffery and the 10-1 Eagles face the Seattle Seahawks at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The wide receiver has five touchdowns in his last four games.