He only had 267 yards on 20 receptions with three touchdowns in 12 games last season, but he was playing for the terrible 49ers.
The Eagles' two newest acquisitions, Jeffery and Smith, have a chance to mesh well together as the new No. 1 and No. 2 receivers in the Eagles' offense.
Jeffery emerged as a star in 2013, catching 89 passes for 1,421 yards and seven touchdowns.
"It's been obvious we've been in the receiver market and looking for guys to help Carson on the outside and help our guys who are here, too, because we have some talented guys here", Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman said.
The Eagles introduced Jeffery at a news conference on Friday, but he also released a statement to The Player's Tribune to express his thanks to the Bears and Chicago. "So I thought just one year was the best possible position for me".
As it turns out, Agholor and Jeffery are now teammates in Philadelphia.
In terms of skill set, the Eagles wanted diversity, according to personnel chief Joe Douglas.
But the team has plenty of other major needs, so if the Jeffery/Smith signings mean a focus on a pass rusher or a cornerback in the first round, that's fine with me. He played under the franchise tag with Chicago last season but missed four games due to a violation of the NFL's PED policy, a fact that likely hurt his ability to collect a lucrative multi-year deal.
Doug Pederson ran a quick strike, West Coast offense much like that of Kansas City a year ago. Smith's contract is for three years and $15 million, but is sort of like a one-year deal in that the final two years aren't guaranteed and have club options built in. From 2013 to 2014, he caught 14 of 40 red zone targets for 95 yards and nine touchdowns.
As it sits now, Kevin White, Cameron Meredith and the newly signed Markus Wheaton are the top three receivers on the Bears' depth chart. "But it helped me be better and I'll be ready for whatever comes my way". "But I think in that last drive as he was really getting things going, I'm like, 'Yeah, wow, this kid is going to be special'". He was with the Bears in 2015 with Jeffery.