PHILADELPHIA — Receiver Alshon Jeffery has been getting lots of support from Eagles followers since dropping a essential cross in a divisional playoff loss to the Saints, most notably from a second-grade class that wrote letters of encouragement to Jeffery this week.
On Thursday, Jeffery confirmed his appreciation by shocking them with a go to.
Grateful Alshon Jeffery got here by Abigail’s class to shock the kids who wrote him letters. #FlyEaglesFly #Eagles 🦅🦅🦅@Eagles @TheWorldof_AJ pic.twitter.com/u2AUjz2g29
— Raymond Johnson (@RaymondJ17) January 17, 2019
One of the notes, from a pupil named Abigail on the West Chester college, went viral. “It is okay to lose a recreation. You do not all the time have to win a recreation. We could not have won the Tremendous Bowl with out you final yr,” it learn partly. “I feel you’re an superior participant it doesn’t matter what.”
Her second-grade class was informed on Thursday that they have been going to strive to join with Jeffery by way of FaceTime earlier than somebody stated, “I do not suppose that FaceTime works. Do you simply need to discuss to him in particular person?” The scholars gasped as Jeffery walked in and began handing out excessive fives.
Jeffery, a key determine in final yr’s Tremendous Bowl run and a catalyst to the group’s late turnaround this previous season, has been lifted up by the Philly fan base since dropping a cross late in opposition to the Saints that led to a Marshon Lattimore interception. He obtained a standing ovation when proven on the display whereas attending a 76ers recreation Tuesday.
Jeffery was onerous on himself within the postgame locker room following what proved to be a 20-14 loss to New Orleans.
After the @eagles season ended with a dropped ball from Alshon Jeffrey, Eight-year-old Abigail wrote him the sweetest letter of encouragement ❤️ (by way of @RaymondJ17) pic.twitter.com/4kkN0bjYHc
— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) January 17, 2019
“That is on me. I am going to take that loss. It is on me,” he stated. “I let my teammates down, the town of Philadelphia, that is on me. I am going to take that.
“It occurs to the very best of us. We transfer on. It hurts proper now, however I assure you we’ll be again subsequent yr, for certain.”