Dissecting the Philadelphia Eagles best option for a WR trio

Greg Ward #84, Zach Ertz #86, Travis Fulgham #13, and Quez Watkins #80 (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Greg Ward #84, Zach Ertz #86, Travis Fulgham #13, and Quez Watkins #80 (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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Travis Fulgham (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Travis Fulgham has been Ward 2.0 for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Greg Ward was one of the 2019 season’s heroes that came out of nowhere, Travis Fulgham appears to be doing his best Greg Ward impersonation in 2020.

Boy did the Eagles luck out with Travis Fulgham! When the inactive list came out before the Eagles’ Sunday night showdown with the San Francisco 49ers, fans were petrified of Greg Ward and a bunch of no-names playing at wide receiver. When Travis Fulgham, the former Old Dominion standout who had been cut by two teams, caught the touchdown that put the Eagles ahead on the scoreboard for good, it was seen as another miracle throw by Wentz.

Then, it happened. Fulgham caught ten passes for 152 yards and a touchdown versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. That’s when fans everywhere thought that he may not be a fluke. Since then, he’s caught 11 more passes and yet another touchdown over the course of the next two games. It should be clear by now, but if it isn’t, let’s state it here. Travis Fulgham is a player and here to stay.

There’s clearly a rapport with Carson Wentz, as he’s now become his new ‘go-to guy’, which is a role that shouldn’t change anytime soon. This is not to say that Fulgham is already a number one receiver in the NFL, but at his size (6’2″ and 215 pounds), he is the perfect fit at the ‘X’ or primary receiver position on the outside.

Fulgham also shares the same hunger for the ball that Ward does, thanks in large part to his journey. The Eagles should be counting their lucky stars they found this diamond in the rough and brought him over.