Philadelphia Eagles star Travis Fulgham is balling: What experts are saying

Philadelphia Eagles, Travis Fulgham (Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)
Philadelphia Eagles, Travis Fulgham (Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) /

Wait until you hear what experts are saying on the new Philadelphia Eagles star.

For Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Travis Fulgham, life couldn’t be any better. Well, maybe it could. Had the ‘Birds’ won two straight games, we’d be stating that he’s the reason. You know how NFL fans are. They tend to overreact sometimes. The only thing is this. In this particular instance, they may not be.

Now, let’s give credit where it’s due. The unexpected emergence of Fulgham is a big reason why Philly put their first checkmark in the win column after Week 4’s game versus the San Francisco 49ers, but even though most Eagles fans would rather be talking about a two-game winning streak right now, the best any of us can do is talk about how the ‘Birds’ hung in there with a mighty Pittsburgh Steelers team and may have found a stud receiver in the process.

Unlike, John Hightower and JJ Arcega-Whiteside and Quez Watkins, Fulgham appears to be ready for the NFL stage, but just how good has he been? You need only ask the experts if you’re a ‘Birds;’ fan.

Here are a few statements Philadelphia Eagles fans will love.

It’s hard to understand how Pro Football Focus’ grading system works. It’s worse than calculus, but here’s what we know. Fulgham was pretty doggone good in Week 5 versus the Steelers, and in this one instance, PFF’s calculations show that. He was the highest-graded wide receiver of the week. Take a look.

Here’s part of a story Albert Breer penned for his Monday Morning Quarterback column.

"Philly Northeast area scout Jim Ward loved Fulgham leading into the ’19 draft and, accordingly, the Eagles had strong grades on him. The problem was they only had three day-three picks. They wound up trading one of them for defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway, and they’d already taken a receiver, Stanford’s J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, in the second round."

Breer went on to talk about his time with the Lions and his unlikely journey to the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ after a few twists and turns. Wait until you see how the story ends. This is awesome.

"…Sunday, he went for 152 yards and another score on ten catches. Now, if the Eagles knew he was capable of that? They wouldn’t have waited so long to grab him. But they did feel like something was there all along, so this is a testament, in my mind, to not giving up on an evaluation, and in this case not giving up on Fulgham sure has paid off."

Oh, and by the way, on Sunday, Fulgham’s ten catches equaled JJ Arcega-Whiteside’s total for the entire NFL season, and he fell just 18 yards short of eclipsing Arcega-Whiteside’s rookie receiving yards total in a single game. That’s both maddening and crazy when you think about it.

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In two games, Fulgham has already surpassed JJ’s career totals in every receiver statistical category that we care about as fans (12 catches, 209 yards, and two touchdowns compared to 11 catches. 206 yards and a single touchdown for ‘JJAW’). If you ever see ’19’ on the field for the Eagles again and ’13’ isn’t, there could be a riot in the Philadelphia Eagles’ fan base. The writing may be on the wall for JJ.