After the Philadelphia Eagles drafted new wide receivers during the 2020 NFL Draft, the team should explore trade options for J.J. Arcega-Whiteside.
To say the Philadelphia Eagles did their best to take advantage of the epic wide receiver class during the 2020 NFL Draft would be a huge understatement after the NFC East champions managed to add three new players at the position, highlighted by TCU’s Jalen Reagor.
But as exciting as these new additions are for the Eagles, this also means that certain individuals could be out of a job by the end of training camp and preseason, one of which could be J.J. Arcega-Whiteside.
Around this time last year, there was rightfully plenty of excitement over the idea of Philadelphia adding the Stanford product to the mix since Arcega-Whiteside seemed like the kind of wideout who would contribute right away in the passing game.
Instead, numerous injuries along with failing to take advantage of additional playing time resulted in Arcega-Whiteside’s rookie campaign turning out to be a complete bust, leaving many to question what the future holds for the wideout.
Sure, the argument can be made that Philadelphia would be foolish to give up on Arcega-Whiteside after only one year, but the fact that he caught just 10 passes all year for 169 yards with a touchdown shows how bad things really were.
Now that new talent such as Reagor and John Hightower are officially coming on board to provide extra depth at wide receiver, Arcega-Whiteside will arguably be facing a new level of pressure to show he does in fact deserve to be part of the long-term plans with the Eagles.
If things fail to work out, Philadelphia could always part ways with Arcega-Whiteside down the road so he doesn’t take up one of the roster spots for someone who actually has what it takes to make an impact on offense.
However, there are still a few teams that could use some extra help at the wide receiver position after failing to bring on extra help during the draft, meaning the Eagles would have nothing to lose exploring potential trade options.
So to have a little fun, here are some teams that should give Philadelphia a call to see what it would take to land Arcega-Whiteside since the Eagles can now afford to potentially move on if needed.