Alshon Jeffery powered his way through a shoulder injury to help the Eagles win the Super Bowl, but offseason surgery could cost him the first six games of 2018.
According to NFL Media, Jeffery could begin the season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list and, by rule, miss the team’s first six weeks and return for Week 7 against the Panthers.
As #Eagles gear up for the season, WR Alshon Jeffery has remained on PUP. Though he’s progressing according to plan, sources say the timing of his rotator cuff surgery — following the Super Bowl win – means there’s a chance he may not be ready for the opener. Could stay on PUP.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 13, 2018
Jeffery led all Eagles wide receivers with 789 receiving yards and nine touchdowns last season. He also paced Philly’s pass catchers in the postseason with 219 yards and three touchdowns.
If Jeffery misses the first six weeks, Mike Wallace and Nelson Agholor would see an increase in targets, and tight end Zach Ertz will likely remain Carson Wentz’s favorite option.