Alshon Jeffery dreams of Philly being just like the movie 'Invincible'

Alshon Jeffery dreams of Philly being just like the movie 'Invincible'

Alshon Jeffery will be officially introduced to the Philadelphia media on Friday afternoon but he's already gushed about his new quarterback Carson Wentz.

First at the Philly airport to CSN's John Clark and later in a piece Alshon wrote for the Player's Tribune.

Jeffery talked a lot about his experience in Chicago playing for the Bears and what that city meant to him. He mentions watching Michael Jordan and Walter Payton as a youngster, how he wanted to become the greatest Bears receiver of all-time and bring the city another Super Bowl.

He fell short in Chicago but has similar hopes in Philadelphia. 

After thanking everyone who supported him in Chicago, Alshon turned to his new city and new quarterback.

Jeffery recalls watching Carson Wentz play against the Bears in week 2 of last season and seeing something there despite it being so early in his career.

"I remember thinking for a quick second, Man, this kid can do some things," Jeffery writes.

"As the season went on and he kept playing better, I thought that someday he was gonna be a legit MVP contender. I think he has that kind of talent."

He shares a text exchange the two had after news broke of Jeffery coming to Philly. Alshon told Carson he believes the second-year QB has the potential to win an MVP in the NFL and Carson responded by saying all he wants is to win a championship.

In a I'm-not-sure-how-to-feel-about-this moment, Jeffery writes that what he thinks of Philadelphia comes from watching the Disney movie "Invincible" recently. I suppose that's better than "National Treasure."

"I actually just watched the movie Invincible a couple of months ago," he writes. "You remember that scene where Mark Wahlberg scores a touchdown at the old Veterans Stadium, and he holds his arms out to celebrate, and all you can see in front of him are the fans going nuts and wearing that old-school Eagles green and white."

"That’s what I imagine it’s going to feel like playing at the Linc."

Well, at least he supports bringing back the old-school green and white! Eagles fans can get behind that.

You can read his whole piece here.

How long will Philly boo Roger Goodell at NFL draft? We have your over/under

How long will Philly boo Roger Goodell at NFL draft? We have your over/under

What is Philadelphia known for? The cheesesteaks, soft pretzels or maybe Rocky Balboa.

Yes, but we forgot the most glaring thing … booing.

It is safe to say that Philadelphia sports fans have mastered the art of booing — especially in the last couple years, or as we like to call it, "Trusting the process."

Bob Vetrone Jr. of the Philadelphia Daily News tweeted this out on Wednesday:

So if you are looking to make some money, then this might be a great bet as you and your friends huddle around the TV on Thursday night.

Per SportsBettingDime.com, Goodell was booed for a solid 25 seconds while presenting Patriots owner Robert Kraft with the Lombardi Trophy in February. But last year, Goodell was booed only for 10 seconds during last year's draft in Chicago. So place your bets wisely.

Who knows, maybe someone saved a snowball from the winter and will greet Goodell with it in true Philadelphia style. 

Two Eagles favorites to announce draft picks on Day 2

Two Eagles favorites to announce draft picks on Day 2

Live draft coverage begins Thursday at 5 p.m. with Philly Sports Talk and continues until midnight on CSN, CSNPhilly.com and the NBC Sports App.

The Eagles will have two fan favorites announcing a couple of their picks Friday at the draft from the Ben Franklin Parkway.

Former quarterback Ron Jaworski will announce the Eagles' second-round pick. And long snapper Jon Dorenbos will announce the team's third-round pick. Dorenbos was selected because he was the Eagles' nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award. 

If anyone can turn a third-round pick into a first, it's gotta be Dorenbos, right? 

On Thursday, when commissioner Roger Goodell announces the Eagles' pick, he'll be joined by players from Martin Luther King High School in Philadelphia. 

Accompanying Jaws on stage Friday will be the wife and son of U.S. Army 1st Lt. Demetrius Frison, who lost his life in combat in Afghanistan in 2011. Frison was a Philadelphia native and an Eagles fan. 

Accompanying Dorenbos on stage will be the Central Bucks West High School football team. They will be there to honor legendary high school football coach Mike Pettine Sr., who died in February. 

On the third day of the draft, a couple of celebrity super fans will get to announce picks. Actor Morris Chestnut and CNBC's Jim Cramer will do the honors.