2. Somebody’s bound to get hurt.
Though no fan of any team wishes injury on any of its stars, we have to be realistic and honest at this point. What reason do we have to believe that DeSean Jackson will last for 16 games if Philly doesn’t put him on a pitch count? Why would we all of a sudden believe that Marquise Goodwin is indestructible? If Philadelphia does keep Alshon Jeffery, how do we even know that he’ll be available for the start of the season? It appears he’s headed for the PUP (physically unable to perform) list.
What do all of these guys have in common? They all play the same position that Reagor does, and if they get hurt, Philly’s first-round draft choice is, all of a sudden, the top man on the team’s depth chart at wide receiver.
Again, no one wants to see any of these guys struggle with injury, but until we all see something that will prove our doubts are unnecessary, you have to believe that Jackson, Jeffery (if he’s here), and Marquise Goodwin aren’t playing 16 games. That means more on-field time for the rookie and more opportunities to touch the ball.