Typically, professional athletes tend to walk back bold predictions or statements made in the heat of the moment or the aftermath of battle. Alshon Jeffery is not one of those athletes.
"I guarantee you we'll win the Super Bowl next year," Jeffery declared then, right after Chicago had dropped to 3-13. The wideout said this knowing he was about to enter free agency, which made the statement all the more peculiar.
Now the most-targeted receiver on the best team in football, and ahead of a revenge game this week against Chicago, Jeffery's confidence hasn't wavered.
But Jeffery cares not that his take has cooled.
"Winning championships, that's most important to me," he said. "A lot of players make a lot of money, but some of them never make the playoffs, never get to experience a lot of things. Like being here in Philly, the atmosphere where we all want that for each other. We all want to go to the playoffs. We all want to win a championship. We're all together."