Alshon Jeffery Named PFWA’s Most Improved Player in 2013


Dec 1, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) catches a pass against the Minnesota Vikings for an 80 yard touchdown catch in the third quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Vikings win 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Everything’s coming up Alshon for the second year Chicago Bears wide receiver.  Alshon Jeffery was named the NFL’s Most Improved Player in 2013 by the Pro Football Writer’s Association of America.  No word on how the Pro Football Writer’s Association of Canada voted.

It’s another in a long and well deserved list of accolades for Jeffery, who had a breakout season.  Jeffery amassed 89 catches for 1421 yards and 7 touchdowns.  In the midst of that, was a three week stretch where Jeffery racked up 405 yards and 4  TD’s, including three highlight reel catches.

This was one of two TD’s against the Vikings, where Jeffery broke the single game receiving record that he’d set earlier in the season:

Then there was this beauty against the Cowboys during a frigid Monday Night Football game, when Mike Ditka’s #89 was retired:

And finally, with Jay Cutler back at the controls, Jeffery helped spark a Bears comeback on a prayer thrown by Cutler against the Browns:

Jeffery was recently named to the Pro Bowl as a replacement for the injured Calvin Johnson.  As you can see by a snapshot of his work, it’s well deserved.

Jeffery spent the last offseason working out daily with Brandon Marshall and the results are unquestioned.  Nice to see him get some recognition for a fantastic season, hopefully just one of many to come.

Congrats Alshon!!!