Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the Chicago Bears will franchise Alshon Jeffery:
Hardly a surprise, but Bears are placing franchise tag on WR Alshon Jeffery, per team source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 26, 2016
As he said, this isn't a surprise, but it is still disappointing. I was really hoping the Titans would be able to make a run at Jeffery in free agency.
The receiver market is not very good without Jeffery on it. The next best receiver is probably Mohamed Sanu. He is a nice player but nothing close to Jeffery. The other top names include Kamar Aiken and Travis Benjamin. Those aren't guys that are very exciting.
There were a lot of people out there that said Jeffery wouldn't be that good in the NFL because he couldn't separate. Well he is really good and doesn't need separation- just like I said before he ever played his first NFL game.