Alshon Jeffery makes case for contract extension

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Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery continues to prove just how valuable he can be.

In Sunday’s 23-20 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, Jeffery hauled in 10 passes for 116 yards and a remarkable touchdown, in which he showed his leaping ability and just how strong his hands are as he maintained control of the ball — through the “process of the catch” — falling backward out of the end zone.

With the Bears losing Matt Forte and Eddie Royal to knee injuries, Jeffery became an even more important part of the offense and dominated the Vikings’ secondary.

Jeffery will be a free agent at season’s end and the Bears have an important decision to make. Is he worth the money that some of the top wide receivers in the league make? Or do they want to pay him like a No. 2?

If he keeps playing like he did on Sunday, he’ll force the Bears’ hand.

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