Are we certain that Travis Fulgham gives the Philadelphia Eagles the best shot to win?
By the time Travis Fulgham went to bed and woke up on Monday, he could have made a late entry in one of those political battles and earned himself a considerable amount of votes. Well, if we’re talking about the Delaware Valley, anywhere around Philly, and in any state where there’s a considerable amount of Eagles fans.
Hey, it worked for Jon Runyan!
In all seriousness, before we begin discussing Fulgham’s political aspirations, we need to spend a little time figuring out whether or not he can be an NFL wide receiver first. The fact of the matter is this. He caught two passes in Week 4 during his first game of the season, a game he wouldn’t have been playing in had DeSean Jackson, Quez Watkins, Jalen Reagor, Alshon Jeffery, and JJ Arcega-Whiteside been available.
Those two catches netted 57 yards, but 42 of them came on one throw from Carson Wentz’s arm. The question is whether or not he can deliver performances like that for all four quarters of every game during a 16-game season.
Yes, Fulgham is better than JJ Arcega-Whiteside. Who isn’t? Still, as tired as we may be of Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson, we’re a long way from determining that Fulgham gives the Eagles the best chance to win games. Let’s hope he’s an upgrade at the wide receiver, but again, it’s going to take some time to figure that out.