Greg Ward has become a mainstay as the Philadelphia Eagles slot guy.
The slot receiver has become a pivotal part of every NFL offense, and in Philadelphia, Greg Ward fills that role with great aplomb. He became one of the heroes of the 2019 season when it seemed like he was the only receiver capable of any consistency. His game-winning touchdown reception versus Washington in Week 15 cemented his status as an Eagles folk hero.
Ward is also the ideal slot receiver. His five-foot-ten stature is standard for NFL slot receivers and he has a nice set of wheels on him. The thing that sets Ward apart though, is his underrated strength. Ward runs his routes with a purpose and doesn’t go to the ground easily. He makes sure to let everyone know about it too as he has a knack for flexing and showing off the guns after making tough catches.
Ward has proven to be reliable for making tough catches over the middle and on the sidelines when needed. He already possesses the clutch gene. His status as an undrafted free agent and former college quarterback is evident in his play. Ward had to work for everything he’s achieved, and he isn’t about to stop now.
With Ward’s experience in 2019, he all of a sudden finds himself as the veteran in the wide receiver room as well. It’s helped him grow as a player, and Eagles fans should be excited to see just how high this Eagle can fly in the slot.