Place Reagor on the outside for the Philadelphia Eagles until Jeffery gets healthy.
In a world where everybody’s healthy, DeSean Jackon and Alshon Jeffery start on the outside for this Philadelphia Eagles team. Jalen Reagor starts as the slot guy. JJ, Hightower, and Marquise Goodwin are the backups.
With Jeffery seemingly out of the lineup to begin the season, things get a little more cloudy. Can Reagor play both inside and outside? Do the Eagles believe enough in Arcega-Whiteside to let him start? Where does Greg Ward fit in? We can argue about lineups all day, but regardless of all of that, Goodwin reaches the top three on this ranking for one reason. Regardless of what Jeffery’s status is, Goodwin is making this team. He won’t be left off of the roster.
What his role might be is up for debate. Regardless of what he accomplishes as a professional, everything that he does will be compared to what CeeDee Lamb and Justin Jefferson are doing.
Much has been heaped on Reagor’s shoulders in 2020, and this Eagles team is going to do everything in their power to get the ball in his hands early and often. If he fails, you can best believe that it won’t be because of a lack of opportunities.
The fact that DeSean Jackson is the best wide receiver on Philly’s roster says a lot. It says he’s got a little juice left. It says that this team has done a horrible job of building this team for the future. It’s a constant reminder that nothing lasts forever. There’s no point in crying over spilled milk though.
Yes, he’s dealt with injuries. Yes, he’s the old man on the roster. No, he hasn’t played a full 16-game slate since the last time he was in Philly, but Week 1 of the 2019 season taught us all something. Jackson is still a legitimate deep threat, and the Wentz-to-Jackson connection can be fatal to a lot of NFL secondaries.
Maybe they need to put him on a pitch count or something, but this Eagles team must have “10” available and ready for the playoffs. There’s no doubt about that one.