Philadelphia Eagles have found a diamond in Travis Fulgham, 2 thoughts

Travis Fulgham, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Travis Fulgham, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /

The Philadelphia Eagles may have found a diamond in the rough.

After being drafted by the Detroit Lions in the sixth round of 2019’s NFL Draft, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Travis Fulgham was waived, re-signed to Detroit’s practice squad, and promoted to the active roster between September 26th and December 12th of that year. On August 9th of 2020, Fulgham was waived by the Lions. That’s where the Green Bay Packers found him a day later.

‘The Pack’ acquired Fulgham, and nine days later, he was waived. Since then, Fulgham has worked his way onto Philly’s active roster. If for any reason they demote him, they’re crazy. We’ve spent the Spring and Summer discussing whether or not Jalen Reagor was the right move, whether or not John Hightower and Quez Watkins can step up if they get an opportunity and whether or not JJ Arcega-Whiteside has turned the corner.

Come Monday, expect Eagles fans to be talking about Travis Fulgham and whether or not anyone wants Alshon Jeffery back when he’s available to play. The ‘Birds’ may have a star on their hands.

Here are two things for Philadelphia Eagles fans to consider.

If you’re a ‘Birds’ fan, there are probably two things that you have on your mind. One, what took so long to get this guy on the field?

Philly doesn’t have Alshon Jeffery or DeSean Jackson available. Marquise Goodwin opted out at the beginning of the season due to COVID-19 concerns, so you don’t have those guys running around. Reagor is on the team’s injured reserve. Unless this guy has been awful at practice recently (he looked good at camp), you have to wonder what the evaluation process has been.

The second thought is this. It’s time to move on from JJ Arcega-Whiteside. Prior to Week 4 of the 2020 season, Fulgham didn’t have a single catch on his NFL resume. In two games versus the San Francisco 49ers and Pittsburgh Steelers, Fulgham has hauled in 12 passes for 209 yards, and he’s reached the end zone twice. All of those numbers eclipse everything that JJ Arcega-Whiteside did in the first 20 games of his career.

The ‘Birds’ lose again. That’s the bad news. The good news is, again, they might have a star in the making with Travis Fulgham.