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Report: Alshon Jeffery agrees to one-year deal with Eagles

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Report: Alshon Jeffery agrees to one-year deal with Eagles

Alshon Jeffery will have a new home in 2017.

The former Bears wide receiver has agreed to a one-year, $14 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

The Bears were open to bringing back Jeffery, but the 27-year-old ultimately decided to bet on himself in Philadelphia by taking a one-year deal. The Bears were reportedly one of four teams (Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, and Eagles) linked to signing Jeffery.

In five seasons in Chicago, Jeffery had 304 receptions, 4,549 reception yards and 26 touchdowns.

With the departure of Jeffery and Jay Cutler, the longest-tenured Bear is Sherrick McManis, who was acquired via trade in 2012. 

In addition, the Bears don't have any remaining players from their 2012 draft class.

Bears, Mitch Trubisky trolled after Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs agree to deal

Bears, Mitch Trubisky trolled after Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs agree to deal

Sometimes the best way to get yourself through a tough time is to laugh it off. They say laughter is the best medicine after all.

So when Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs reportedly agreed to a record-breaking contract extension, it's no surprise that many people took to Twitter to clown the Bears.

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After all of that, this may be how all Bears fans feel on Twitter:

Ok, now that we’re through with the put downs, how about a little highlight to help the healing:

RELATED: Patrick Mahomes' unprecedented rise to NFL stardom can be explained quite simply

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Patrick Mahomes' unprecedented rise to NFL stardom can be explained quite simply

Patrick Mahomes' unprecedented rise to NFL stardom can be explained quite simply

Pat Mahomes officially woke up on Tuesday as the highest paid athlete in pro sports history. 

It's especially impressive to think about considering that Mahomes didn't even start a full season until 2018. In just two years since he's been able to win a Super Bowl, league MVP, and secure close to $500 million. How did this all happen so quickly? Mahomes' agent Leigh Steinberg – who presumably set his own field's commission record on Monday, too – sat down with the Under Center Podcast back during Super Bowl media week to talk about it: 

I think so much of it was growing up with a baseball player as a father, and watching the nature of ephemeral fame and how it comes and goes. It's all about being grounded, and in this moment, and not thinking about anything except focusing on this. But also having some fun with it. We're here on Radio Row, and happens is that you have so much coverage of the Super Bowl, that if a player performs dramaticlly, they cross over out of the narrow genre of hardcore sports fans. They become an American icon.

Steinberg also (briefly) discusses Mahomes' contract negotiations and how much the Chiefs' QB benefited from sitting behind Alex Smith for a year in 2017. You can listen to the entire conversation with Laurence Holmes right here, or in the embedded player below: