NFL: Top 5 Players Set to Hit Free Agency

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Nov 9, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Chicago Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) is defended by San Diego Chargers cornerback Patrick Robinson (26) on a 14-yard reception in the second quarter in a NFL football game at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 9, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Chicago Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) is defended by San Diego Chargers cornerback Patrick Robinson (26) on a 14-yard reception in the second quarter in a NFL football game at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 26, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) during the NFL game against the Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving at Lambeau Field. Chicago won 17-13. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 26, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) during the NFL game against the Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving at Lambeau Field. Chicago won 17-13. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /

WR: Alshon Jeffery

I don’t know what is worse for Alshon Jeffery, the fact that he only started six games due to injury and injury concerns or the fact that he had issues with hamstring, groin, calf, and shoulder injuries. So it wasn’t one isolated area that he could work on strengthening. However, when he is healthy and on the field, he rivals

A.J. Green

,

Antonio Brown

, and

Larry Fitzgerald

for some of the best receivers in the NFL.

In 2014, Jeffery caught 85 passes for 1,133 yards and a career high 10 touchdowns. His ball security was a none issue with no fumbles, and 60 catches going for 1st downs. All stats that no team can ignore, including his own, the Chicago Bears. In 2013, he has his best yardage year with only four more catches (89 total) for 1,421 yards. However, three fumbles and seven touchdowns was not ideal for his performance

With the injury concerns and Jeffery believing that he is worth more than what he proved on the field this season, a short term deal may be the only way he will go. The Bears could also use a franchise tag in order to keep him in Chicago and make Jeffery happy with a one year deal to prove himself and his health to teams, hoping for a big contract in 2017. Either way, we will have to wait and see.

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