Philadelphia Eagles WR Travis Fulgham compared to NFL legend recently

Larry Fitzgerald (Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)
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Philadelphia Eagles wideout Travis Fulgham’s kudos just keep coming.

Heading into the sixth week of the 2020 NFL season, new Philadelphia Eagles star wide receiver Travis Fulgham has been the toast of the ‘City of Brotherly Love’. Two good weeks of tape brought his career receiving totals to 12 receptions for 209 yards and two touchdowns.

As you may have also heard before, in two games as an Eagle, he’s eclipsed everything that JJ Arcega-Whiteside has done in 20. He’s definitely earned the respect of the Philly media and fans, but now it appears that the national audience wants to talk about him.

Former NFL receiver Chad Johnson took some time to shout out ’13’ on the Monday following a ten-catch performance in Week 5 via his Twitter account:

"Wake up! I know you see this (expletive). Keep ya foot on they (expletive) neck! (There’s a) big game on the 18th. Slaughter anything in your way… Much love from the cheap guy in Miami…"

You can take two things from that. One, the man who was formerly known as ‘Ochocinco’ never figured out that ‘Ochenta Cinco’ is actually the Spanish translation for ’85’. Second, it’s becoming more and more obvious that Fulgham is no longer one of the Eagles’ best-kept secrets. He won’t be able to sneak up on anyone for the remainder of the 2020 NFL season.

Philadelphia Eagles wideout Travis Fulgham just got compared to an NFL legend.

Don’t look now, but Mr. Fulgham has gone from unknown to a man dealing with something that he’s never had to experience before, pressure. That won’t lessen any in Week 6 versus the Baltimore Ravens.

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Then, there are the words of Dan Orlovsky. On a recent appearance on Philly Sports Radio’s 97.5, better known as The Fanatic, the ESPN analyst drew a very interesting comparison, one that compares the second-year veteran to an NFL legend and future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Larry Fitzgerald.

Here’s some of what was said by one of Carson Wentz’s biggest fans, Mr. Orlovsky.

"I had to break down Fulgham’s tape back when I was with the Lions and I’m going to say something and please don’t freak out but his body control reminded me of Larry Fitzgerald. I’m not saying he’s Fitz obviously, that’s a hard thing to teach…Just the body control, when the ball was in the air, reminded me of that out of Larry…"

Now, all Fulgham has to do is play for about 15 more years, haul in around 1,400 receptions, get in the end zone 125 more times, play in about ten playoff games, and help the ‘Birds’ get to another Super Bowl. Again, no pressure.