Availability is an issue
Simply put, Alshon Jeffery hasn’t been on the field enough the last two years.
He played in nine games in 2015, twelve games in 2016, and he was injured in many of the games he participated. Jay Cutler once questioned the soft tissue injuries of the team, and many thought he was referring to Alshon.
As a result of 2015’s injury-riddled campaign, Jeffery decided to train away from the team in the offseason. He rededicated himself, and looked relatively healthy for most of the season. Then, of course, came the PED suspension.
I take full responsibility, and I’m deeply upset with myself for not doing the proper research on this supplement.
One has to wonder if the thought of a huge FA payday, and a growing reputation of being injury prone, may have led to the PED usage.
Speaking of the PED suspension, Alshon Jeffery is now in a precarious situation, and the team that signs him better stock up on horseshoes and four leaf clovers. According to the PED policy for the NFL, the next PED issue for Jeffery is a ten game suspension.
That means he is one confusing “supplement” away from a ten game vacation. One prescription away from missing the majority of the season. All this because he didn’t do proper research? That seems pretty irresponsible for a player on an expiring contract.
Long story short, it looks like Alshon Jeffery is going to have to live out his Super Bowl promise somewhere other than Chicago, and the Bears are better off for it.