2. The Philadelphia Eagles have found a wide receiver for the future.
Newly promoted wide receiver Travis Fulgham is the truth. And he’s undoubtedly the best wide receiver the Philadelphia Eagles have on the roster. After a clutch Week 4 touchdown catch, Eagle fans were introduced to the Old Dominion product, but Week 5 was Fulgham’s introduction to the entire NFL. And the league is now put on notice.
Fulgham is legit. He racked up ten catches for 152 yards and a touchdown, need we say more?
Fulgham showed what the Eagles offense and, more so, what Carson Wentz is capable of when offensive weapons produce in elite ways. Fulgham might not be an elite wide receiver, yet, but he played like he was versus Pittsburgh.
The offense had a whole new dimension.
The deep passing game opened up, the underneath passing game opened up, the third-down conversion rate skyrocketed (ten conversions on 14 attempts to be exact), and once again, we got a glimpse at what Wentz could be if he plays at an MVP level.
Forget Alshon Jeffrey. Forget DeSean Jackson. You almost certainly want to forget about J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Travis Fulgham is the dynamic weapon Wentz has been craving. He was Wentz’s outlet on third downs. He was Wentz’s downfield target in the seam and outside the numbers, and he provided a glimmer of hope for the Eagles offense moving forward.
There aren’t moral victories in professional football, but Fulgham was the silver lining in a game filled with failures. Let’s not forget, Antonio Brown was also a sixth-round draft choice.