Alshon Jeffery Visits Class of Second-Grader Who Sent Him Letter of Encouragement

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles season ended on a major mistake as Alshon Jeffery missed an open pass and tipped it into the arms of Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore. In many ways, it was similar to the “mistake” made by Cody Parkey that clinched the Eagles win in the wild card round.

There was one major difference, however – the fans.

While Bears fans flooded social media with death threats and wishes of harm for their kicker, the City of Brotherly Love lifted up their star wide receiver. Sure, there were some who were upset with Alshon, but the vast majority of the fanbase shared an outpouring of support for Jeffery.

That love did not go unnoticed. On Thursday, the receiver decided to visit the class of the young girl from West Chester Area School District who sent him the letter shared by the Sunday Night Football on NBC twitter page.

Jamie Apody of 6abc news shared her own video of the class on Twitter, showing the children’s reactions to the Eagles star entering the second-graders’ classroom to meet them.

It is hard to imagine such a scenario unfolding in such a positive manner just a few short years ago. While the fans in Philadelphia have always embraced their team, they have not always been known for the positivity and optimism that they have displayed following the tough loss to the Saints in the divisional round.

Perhaps that locker room culture that coach Doug Pederson has instilled in the team has begun to affect the fans and media of our great city, as well as it has the players and coaches.

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