3 reasons Eagles should trade J.J. Arcega-Whiteside before draft

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Should the Philadelphia Eagles move on from J.J. Arcega-Whiteside after only one season?

When it comes to the biggest disappointments from the 2019 season for the Philadelphia Eagles, it’s safe to say that J.J. Arcega-Whiteside ranks near the top of the list after the Stanford product failed to live up to the high expectations as a rookie.

Around this time last year, the Eagles were excited about Arcega-Whiteside joining a receiving corps that was already loaded with plenty of talent for Carson Wentz to work with such as Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson.

But unfortunately, as Eagles fans would go on to find out, this would be far from the case after injuries at wide receiver turned out to be an issue for Philadelphia all season, including Arcega-Whiteside.

Even if the argument can be made that Arcega-Whiteside deserves some benefit of the doubt for fighting through numerous injuries during his rookie campaign, Philadelphia still expected more from the young wideout in 2019.

The fact that Arcega-Whiteside was active for every game last season for the Eagles, and only finished with 10 catches for 169 yards to go along with a touchdown shows why there was so much frustration from the fan base.

And while the argument can be made that Philadelphia should be all for giving the young wideout another chance to prove himself in 2020, a case can also be made for the Eagles to find a way to move on as well.

Expectations were rightfully high for Arcega-Whiteside when the Eagles decided to use a second-round pick on the wideout last April, but also things unfortunately don’t always go according to plan for players in the NFL.

The chances of Philadelphia finding a trade partner for Arcega-Whiteside at this point leading up to the draft may seem like a long shot at the moment, but here are a few reasons why the Eagles should explore the possibility for the young wideout.