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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Jalen Reagor, Philadelphia Eagles
Jalen Reagor, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) /

If Jalen Reagor is what the Philadelphia Eagles believe he is, watch out!

The jury is obviously still out on Jalen Reagor. The Eagles’ first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft has been on the shelf with a thumb injury. In the two games where he did play, Reagor showed flashes that he can be a player in the NFL.

Reagor’s first catch in the league was a 55-yard bomb against Washington in the opener, when he easily could have been mistaken for Jackson. It was his only catch, but he followed it up with a four catch game against the Los Angeles Rams for 41 yards. He hasn’t played since, but he’s due to come back soon as he’s entered a 21-day practice window.

No matter the quality of receiver Reagor ultimately becomes, his skillset already complements Ward and Fulgham so well. Fulgham being the big strong receiver on the outside, Ward the prototypical slot receiver, and Reagor is a deep threat. The Eagles seemed to have had a revolving door for their speed receiver with mixed results whether it be Jackson, Mike Wallace, or Torrey Smith, but unlike those three, Reagor should last more than a year for more reasons than just his first-round status.

Eagles fans should be thrilled the prospect of this receiver trio for Carson Wentz going forward, even if they haven’t all officially taken the field at the same time yet. They add less pressure on J.J. Arcega-Whiteside to produce, and if for some reason Reagor doesn’t work out or gets hurt again, they still have rookies John Hightower and Quez Watkins waiting in the wings.

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Don’t forget about the fact that Marquise Goodwin will join this unit next season. With all of the brouhaha surrounding who Wentz will have to throw the ball to, it appears that the Eagles have a solid trio to help them fly into the future (pun intended). Let’s all hope that everyone stays healthy.