Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall might be on crutches after hip surgery, but he still plans on training Alshon Jeffrey this offseason.
“I’m excited because this kid has the potential to be an All-Pro one year,” Marshall said of Jeffery Thursday on The Waddle & Silvy Show on ESPN Chicago 1000. “If he just changes some little things, the way he approaches the game as far as physically and mentally, he’s going to be a beast. Because he has that dog in him, he has that in him, that you want in a receiver … a guy who is going to make plays for you.
“For me, I always started training the week after the Super Bowl, and he’s going into his second year so it shouldn’t be a problem for him. As I’m getting a little older, I have to change the way I attack it. Starting off, our routines will be a little different, but just getting him with the right people, nutritionists, trainer, chiropractors and all that stuff. (It’s about) showing him the other side of the business, showing him it’s not just about coming to work and going on the field. There is so much more to the game that will allow you to be successful if you just do it. I’m excited to have this position.”
Jeffrey had an OK rookie season as he battled multiple injuries throughout the season. He played in 10 games and recorded 24 receptions for 367 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Jeffrey is in good hands with a game changer like Marshall who’s plays great football year in and year out.