We’ve spent so much time talking about how much DeSean Jackson‘s body has failed him and the fact that he should have had that surgery sooner that we tend to forget the reason he was brought back to Philly in the first place.
Just think about those 50-yard bombs from Carson Wentz in the second half of Week 1. It was supposed to be like that all season. Months later, here we are talking about whether or not Jackson can stay healthy. If history is any indication, don’t hold your breath on that one.
The Eagles have done everything possible to get faster on offense short of holding open tryouts at some of the NCAA‘s best track and field programs. In April, they drafted Jalen Reagor, John Hightower, and Quez Watkins. They added Mannaseh Bailey and Khalil Tate as undrafted free agents shortly thereafter. A Day 3 trade brought Marquise Goodwin into the nest as well.
That last name belongs to someone who has had a few injury concerns of his own. So much for Howie Roseman’s “Can he run? Is he healthy? Does he love to play?” diatribe huh? Well, if we’re discussing two possible starting wide receivers who can burn, two out of three isn’t bad.
Yes, conventional thinking probably states that Goodwin and Jackson are the starters at wide receiver come Week 1, but every time either one or the other goes down, teammates, coaches, fans, and the media are going to be holding their breath to see how fast they get back up.