Eagles savant Brian Baldinger says:
Just the signing of Alshon Jeffery gives Carson Wentz a better option today than anyone the Birds had on the field last season. Having a better option to throw to to win a game makes Doug Pederson, and Wentz better. The Giants’ Steve Spagnuolo, like most DC’s, are not going to sit back in the situation and allow a quarterback time to survey the field. He is going to force the QB to make and instant decision and live with it. Jeffries has made a nice living, when healthy, of winning in those types of situations.
Adding the speed that Torrey Smith has makes guys like Spags leery of blitzing six or seven guys in pressure situations because one mistake with no safety help can result in easy home runs for the offense. He also keeps at least one safety a little deeper than they usually like to play because of the deep threat: