4 Philadelphia Eagles that have worn out their welcome after a month

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J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Philadelphia Eagles
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player. 54. . . . JJ Arcega-Whiteside, wide receiver. 4

‘JJAW’ has to leave these Philadelphia Eagles sooner rather than later.

At this point, everyone’s seen just about enough of JJ Arcega-Whiteside. Blame the coaches. Blame Howie Roseman for drafting him. Heck, you can place the blame on his position coaches, Carson Walch in 2019 and Aaron Moorehead in 2020, but after 19 games in the NFL as a professional, ten catches, 169 receiving yards, and one trip to the end zone is all the ‘Birds’ have gotten out of ‘JJAW’ after making him the 57th-overall selection in Round 2 of 2019’s selection meeting.

To make matters worse, he hasn’t caught a single pass so far during the 2020 season. No one cares about the fact that he’s been injured recently. He’s out of excuses. When Arcega-Whiteside entered the league, he was compared to Alshon Jeffery. Ladies and gentlemen, ‘JJAW’ isn’t anywhere close to being in the same stratosphere as Alshon Jeffery in terms of talent.

To put things in perspective, let’s talk about two other young wide receivers, D.K. Metcalf and Justin Jefferson. The former should have been an Eagle but was taken by the Seattle Seahawks seven spots after Philly selected ’19’ in 2019. He hauled in 69 receptions for 1,119 yards and reached the end zone eight times as a rookie. That includes two playoff games.

Some believe that the latter should be an Eagle too. He had more receiving yards in his third game as a rookie than Arcega-Whiteside posted throughout an entire 16-game season. That’s embarrassing. Philly needs to cut its losses, cut JJ Arcega-Whiteside, and move on with guys like Greg Ward, Deontay Burnett, and Travis Fulgham.

On a team that employs ten wide receivers, whether that be injured on the practice squad or whatever (11 if you include Marquise Goodwin, who opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns), this guy might actually be the worst of the 11. He’s got to go.