Even if Alshon walks in and states flat out that he wants out of Chicago, and claims that getting tagged will undoubtedly cause him soft tissue injuries that will linger until the tag wears off at the end of the season, I still believe the Bears should tag him.
Yup, he'd come around. I'm absolutely confident that Jeffery is a very good player but if he doesn't perform next season he'll be three years since a 1000 yard one with a bunch of question marks. That's no way to get a good deal.
The bears have got a bit of leverage here, as long as they don't lowball him I think he'll sign for a reasonable contract for a top end but not top receiver.
the only reason he didn't get 1,000 is the 4 game suspension...which is pretty good considering his QB's were Barkley and Hoyer(who did not throw to him).
He will cost a 1st rounder to replace and the Bears can't afford that...very simple.