Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews has disappointed after a strong rookie season and could possibly be moved.
It was reported last week that Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback Chase Daniel is drawing interest on the trade market. Now it appears teams are inquiring about wide receiver Jordan Matthews as well.
According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, the Eagles could be “open” to moving the 24-year-old receiver at the right price.
The Eagles selected Matthews in the second round (No. 42 overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. Matthews impressed as a rookie, recording 67 receptions for 872 yards and eight touchdowns. Unfortunately, his lack of playmaking ability and tendency to drop footballs over the last couple seasons have become a concern. Though he still has legitimate potential, Matthews could be falling out of favor in Philadelphia.
As frustrating as it’s been to watch Matthews’ regression, there’s no denying that he’s the best receiver on the Eagles’ roster. At least for now. He led all Eagles wideouts in receptions (73), yards (804) and touchdowns (three) in 2016, which is a testament to just how bad the team’s receiving corps was.
It’s no secret the Eagles are looking to sign some new receivers during the offseason. The team is set to pursue Alshon Jeffery in free agency and DeSean Jackson is rumored to possibly make a return to Philadelphia. The Eagles are also reportedly kicking the tires on disgruntled New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks. And let’s not forget about the exciting crop of wide receiver prospects available in this year’s draft.
Matthews is set to enter the final year of his rookie contract. Despite his inconsistent play, Matthews brings solid value to the table and still hasn’t reached his prime years. If the Eagles were to move him, they could get a solid return.