There are five good reasons why letting Alshon Jeffery go is a good decision for the Chicago Bears franchise.
Going into this offseason, much of the speculation about the Bears’ future had to do with Alshon Jeffery. Is he worth a second franchise tag? How much focus should be placed on pursuing him? Are other free agents more important?
For a player that was rumored to be unhappy in Chicago because he didn’t have friends, it seems like an awful lot of effort.
There are even doubts about whether Alshon Jeffery is the type of player John Fox wants. Fox isn’t into stars; he’s into rings.
The Bears appear to have moved on from Alshon Jeffery, because they’ve allowed him to hit free agency.
Some think that’s a bad decision, because he’s yet another free agent the Bears are losing from an offense that once appeared to be loaded with weapons. And once he hits the open market it’s a guarantee the Bears won’t sign him, because some idiot owner always overpays.
Fear not, however, Bears’ fans. This is a positive move for the franchise. While the timing would have been better last year when something could have been gained in return, skipping a second franchise tag on Jeffery is the right choice.
There are five real good reasons for letting Alshon Jeffery walk.