This year was supposed to be a big season for the Bears’ Alshon Jeffery. After seeking a long-term deal last offseason and not getting one, he was supposed to play out of his mind in order to prove that he’s worth the money. But a combination of QB Jay Cutler being hurt, and some bad luck, Jeffery has managed to haul in just one TD pass, while only topping 100 yards receiving once this year.
His season just went from so-so to really bad. Alshon Jeffery has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances.
“We’re very disappointed,” Bears head coach John Fox said. “He’s fairly embarrassed about it. We’ll support him and welcome him back after serving his suspension.”
The wide receiver is playing on a $14.6 million franchise tag this season after sides couldn’t come to a long-term agreement this summer. Jeffery wanted to get paid like a top-end wideout, while the team hoped to ink him to a deal around $11 million per season.