Alshon Jeffery Days Until Chicago Bears Season Opener


We at Bear Goggles On have decided to count down the days until the Chicago Bears’ regular season opener on September 13th against their arch-rivals, the Green Bay Packers. As of today, there are 17 days until the big day, giving us a reason to give you a profile on #17, Alshon Jeffery.

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As we get closer to the 2015 season, there are still linger questions about the Chicago Bears’ offense. One of the most concerning questions is who will be the number one wide receiver week one. Initially, it was thought that Alshon Jeffery would be prime to take over the number one slot.

However, Jeffery who has been a major target for the Jay Cutler over the last three years, has been suffering from a strained calf injury. The injury has caused him to miss several practices and to be sideline during the Bears the first two games of the  preseason. Last season, Jeffery was one of the Bears biggest receiving threats with 85 receptions, 1,133 yards and ten touchdowns.

Dec 21, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) makes a touchdown catch against Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay (23) during the second half at Soldier Field. Detroit Lions defeat the Chicago Bears 20-14. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

2015 Outlook

The Bears coaching staff has remained mum on whether or not Jeffery will be starting come week one or in the third preseason game, they have continued to give the response that he is currently a  “day-to-day” decision. Hopefully, for Cutler’s sake he will be able to suit up in the season opener against the Green Bay Packers because without his presence on the field the Bears offense will struggle.

The expectations for Jeffery this year are extremely high, it will be the first season in his career where he is expected to take on the role of being the team’s number one target. Although his numbers were good last season, he still struggled in critical moments. He had dropped passes, and there were times when he and Cutler seemed to be on a different page.

The first few games of the season will be tough, the Bears will face some of the best team in the league, meaning Jeffery will need to play at a high leave.  If he can stay healthy and limit the drops Jeffery will thrive in Adam Gase’s offense.

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