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My Alshon Jeffery Reporting

| December 17th, 2016

The following is everything I know about Alshon Jeffery’s current status and future with the Chicago Bears. It is based on conversations with individuals in three different organization, none the Bears, and some local confirmations.

  • The Bears want Alshon in Chicago long-term and they firmly believe he wants to be in Chicago long-term.
  • The Bears made Alshon an offer last year well over the $10 million per year I had suggested earlier in the week. Alshon’s team rejected that offer and it frustrated people inside Halas Hall.
  • A “scout” with another organization told me, “If the numbers we heard are true, I can’t believe Jeffery’s people didn’t make him sign.”
  • Some around the league believe Jeffery’s lack of production and suspension in 2016 will humble him and make this deal and easy one for both sides to do come this offseason.
  • The Bears will have a breaking point with this. They won’t be bullied into overpaying Jeffery.
  • I don’t have numbers I can confirm as to what was offered or what will be offered now. My guess is Alshon will end up with a contract totaling in the $60 million range with about half of that guaranteed.

What’s important to note is that I believe I’ve been wrong about how the Bears value Jeffery. I’ve argued they don’t see him as a top tier receiver. At least as of early 2016, they did. I think this deal gets done.

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  • Frank Schoenburg

    First!

    • Irish Sweetness

      Hi Frank.

      • Frank Schoenburg

        Ooooops.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Is that you in the photo Frank?

  • CanadaBear

    Hope you’re right Jeff. I’d love to Alshon stay.

  • BearDown100393

    Alshon will ultimately re-sign. He does not want to miss out on next season’s Super Bowl run.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Didn’t WE do the Alshon thing already? No one in the NFL is paying that guy 15-17M . Nor should we. He’ll sign for what we give him.

    Look, Rogue One. FFS. What are you guys doing over there? You weren’t booked up for the first showing? WTF? Somebody? Bueller? Come on ….fack.

    • willbest

      I haven’t even seen the force awakens, and Rogue One’s plot is basically spoiled. I was going to wait for the DVD but I did hear the battle was epic so maybe its worth the big screen.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Oh for real.

        Even though everyone knows the plans are stolen successfully, it’s not a spoiler. Definitely must be seen on a big screen. TFA was a rewrite of Ep. IV, I’m not a fan of Abrams.

        Seriously, it’s worth it for the last ten minutes alone.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Daughter and son-in-law left the grandson with us and went and saw R1 last night.

        The returned mightily disappointed.

    • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

      you gotta go late so you don’t have any kids around…except the parents who bring their 3yr olds to midnight shows…..or the parent that brought her 6yr old girl to Gone Girl in front of me and traumatized the fuck out of her.
      #parentinggoals

      • Irish Sweetness

        Ha. I brought my 6 year old girls. Their second movie in a cinema. Their second SW movie. Second time they fell asleep. I woke them up for the Ultimate Vader scene though. History being made here bitches, wake up.

        They’re horror movie veterans, so the war scenes were boring for them.

        I watched half of Gone Girl, should I go back and watch the full thing? Funny, I’m listening to Casey Affleck on a podcast right now.

      • willbest

        I took my 4 year old to a Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas concert last year (along with the older two). I saw one 6-7 years ago and I knew it would be a bit loud but the music was rocked out versions of popular Christmas songs and the laser lights were pretty neat. No… they seriously upped their game this time around. There was a video board with a flying dragon and pyrotechnics galore an over arching theme of a girl running away from home getting lost in a spooky mansion. Still set to Christmas music somehow. But it was intense. The two older kids loved it. Though my middle kid told me he no longer wanted to be a rock star because he didn’t want his hair to be that long.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Saw Mannheim Steamroller here in Tucson 2 years ago. Loved it.

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      I propose the fifa pay plan. Give em a signing bonus with a salary and let the team own the contracts and the player becomes property of the team. Kinda like slavery, UK style.

  • BuddhaJoe

    Gotta pay the man. Too many other holes for the Bears to create another need by letting him walk.

    • MB30SD

      for 5-6 games? (rolls eyes)

      • BuddhaJoe

        Except for last year and his first, he hasn’t missed any games due to injury, so I think it’d be OK. This year was a suspension, and he seems smart enough not to do it again.

        • MB30SD

          two years is a trend my man. Pro football players don’t get less injury prone with age/wear

          • BuddhaJoe

            2 out of 5? And non-consecutive? Not sure about that, I think that applies more to guys like Zach Miller and Marquess Wilson.

          • MB30SD

            Zach Miller and marquess wilson ain’t asking for $12M/year

          • willbest

            MB would you pay Dez Bryant?

          • MB30SD

            Nope

          • willbest

            Glad you think it was a dumb idea to pay Long. Guy was playing through injuries the last 2 years. He was older to begin with and was only going to break down. Warnings were their man. Finally caught up this year. Only gonna get worse.

          • MB30SD

            Different position, different personalities, family pedigree… Dumb comparison.

            You can do MUCH better counselor

          • willbest

            You said exactly what I wanted you to say. You dislike Jeffery’s public personality. You don’t think it is good football attitude. The football bigotry is strong with you

          • Huge Bears Penis

            the asshole lawyery is strong with you.

          • MB30SD

            That’s a piece of it. And happy to help you with your specious (at best) argument.

            The other piece is of course that we all know, including the bears obviously through their actions, that barring catastrophic injury… Long will be leading the lone on that O.

            Shall we file this one under, “actions speak louder than words”?

            Hmmmm? As in the right man got the extension without a thought.

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      Nope, but you always gotta pay the lady.

  • Irish Sweetness

    From Our Larry :

    (4) Will the Bears maintain their all-time series lead over the Packers?

    The Bears have led the series with their long-time rivals since 1933, the year that Franklin Roosevelt became President of the United States and prohibition ended. But that edge is in jeopardy Sunday.

    The Bears are still ahead 94-93-6 but have lost 11 of the last 13. The Packers haven’t held a lead in the rivalry since they had an 11-10 series advantage entering the 1933 season. The Bears followed by winning five straight and have not trailed since.

    Wow. This is where we need Braveheart. A one game lead. Draw a line in the sand and let’s kick the shit out of them for the next 20 years. I hope Barkley has a perfect record against the fudge.

  • willbest
    • Internet Smug Prick #9 (GP)

      fucking Oakland

      • MB30SD

        the upvote is for your new handle. And for kicking my mech ass

        • Internet Smug Prick #9 (GP)

          fun times. Shady and Doc, come play!

          • MB30SD

            Jeeeesssss

            Jeeesssspaaacks

    • BuddhaJoe

      They’re in competition with Bills’ fans I think. This is just the most recent:

      http://deadspin.com/bills-fan-destroys-table-his-own-leg-1790008054

  • BuddhaJoe

    So, our day trip to Chicago for the family Christmas party tomorrow is off due to the weather. Don’t mind not sitting in the car 3 hours both ways, but no Italian beef and Michigan is gonna get hit just as bad. Lame.

    • AlbertInTucson

      You are wise to take Mother Nature’s no-so-subtle hint to stay home.

  • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

    Nice knowing you Marquess, You are DONE!

  • madscout12

    And we thought our O-Line sucked. Petty just got murdered.

    • AlbertInTucson

      That was brutal. Surprised he got up.

  • dave

    Don’t like those numbers unless they are made more performance based. Spend on an OT and a Safety, trade down, then up to get as many best available as you can in the second, third and fourth rounds to get quality at a good price.
    If you can protect your QB and block for Jordan Howard, the receivers can be a bunch of what we’ve got and what we can get on the cheap as long as you have the “D” which is being built just fine.
    Spend your money on the best OT money can buy and the best Safety money can buy. That’s money much better spent than all your eggs in one fickle basket.
    Ask about Cutler and you get the same answer.

    • willbest

      I don’t think the Bears are going to be able to spend their cap if they want to. I am convinced that players are being underpaid relative to the cap. Outside an odd Suh FA there aren’t the bidding wars $80 million in cap space should in theory generate.

  • Big Mike
  • Wobbly Pop

    Is this $60 million for 6 years ? If not move on ! My guess is you are refering to the talk of the offered 60 mil for 4 years ( 15 per season ) they were to have offered last spring ! That was a mistake then and REALLY would be one now after the last 2 seasons he has had which included a lot of off time for injuries and now includes a suspension as well ! You can’t pay him based on other issues like other team needs or poor WR crop etc ! Throw that all out and look ONLY at his availability and production ! Doing that he is hampered badly !

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