By Steve Kelly
The Eagles’ signing of receiver Alshon Jeffery may be an NFC East game-changer.
Terrelle Pryor can help Washington, but he’s helping to replace something lost.
Brandon Marshall gives Eli Manning another target in New York.
But Jeffery will give second-year quarterback Carson Wentz what he lacked as a rookie: a big-time target.
Signing speedy receiver Torrey Smith alongside should help both, too.
The question with Jeffery will surround his availability, thanks to injuries two years ago and a suspension in 2016. But he’s a big target for a big quarterback.
Jeffery has some flaws as a receiver, but he knows how to use his body well, allowing quarterbacks to take chances with him. Last season, his catch percentage was 56.5 – or 119th in the league (and two spots below Pryor).
But his big-play ability can help Wentz and, therefore, the Eagles.