Young Eagles fan pens touching letter to Alshon Jeffery
A young Philadelphia Eagles fan overcame her disappointment in Sunday’s tough loss to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC divisional round to write a touching letter to a player who certainly could use a boost: Alshon Jeffery.
Second-grader Abigail wrote to Jeffery during class on Monday to tell him to keep his chin up despite how his dropped pass late in the game sealed the Eagles’ fate after Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore intercepted the ball.
Dear @TheWorldof_AJ, our second grade daughter is a huge fan and wrote you a letter in school yesterday. @Eagles #FlyEaglesFly #Eagles pic.twitter.com/N3bx7xLlQl— Raymond Johnson (@RaymondJ17) January 15, 2019
Abigail’s letter, as transcribed by FOX 29:
Dear Alshon Jeffery,
I am a huge Eagles fan. When I watched the play last night I was crying. It’s okay to [lose] a game you don’t always have to win a game. We couldn’t have won the [Super Bowl] without you last year. I think you are [an] awesome player no matter what. It takes a lot of practice and [courage] to catch a ball. I think you are a good athlete. It takes a lot of practice to become a good athlete. I love you! My whole family was rooting for you! Don’t give up on playing football. Keep practicing. Don’t get mad [easily] I know you can do it. We all know you are a good player.
Jeffery, showing himself to be a class act, shouldered the blame for the heartbreaking loss after the game.
Alshon Jeffery: “To the city of Philadelphia, that’s on me. I’ll take that.” pic.twitter.com/ngIwHdH3R0— SPORTSRADIO 94WIP (@SportsRadioWIP) January 14, 2019
“That’s on me. I’ll take that loss. It’s on me,” Jeffrey said. “I let my teammates down, the city of Philadelphia, that’s on me. I’ll take that.”
Jeffery’s teammates refused to let him take the fall on his own, though, rallying around the dejected wide receiver at his lowest point. Jeffery can now count young Abigail among those supporters who are only hoping for the best for him as well.