Philadelphia Eagles: 3 Realistic expectations for Jalen Reagor in Year 2

Jalen Reagor, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Heather Khalifa-Pool/Getty Images)
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1. Reagor starts every game in 2021 but gives up the special teams role.

Maybe we all got ahead of ourselves. We got excited. You can admit it Eagles fans. Jalen Reagor was the 21st-overall selection in 2020’s NFL Draft, and this fan base and media had waited so long to hear a wide receiver’s name called in the selection meeting that they probably got a little emotional unnecessarily.

Sure, most of us knew that Justin Jefferson was better, but all everyone talked about was how deep this draft class was for receivers. That meant that, even though Reagor was a part of the second tier after Henry Ruggs, Jerry Jeudy, Justin Jefferson, and CeeDee Lamb, he still had to have some game right?

Well, that’s what we all were thinking anyway. Mr. Reagor had his moments, like that ‘Reagor Bomb’ he hauled in from Carson Wentz in Week 1. He did miss five games in his rookie campaign due to injuries though. Still, he started every game he was available for.

Sure, there was that fear every time he stood back to field a punt, but that jaunt versus the Green Bay Packers was a thing of beauty (even though he dropped the ball on that one too before he got going).

Expect 18 to take another step in 2021. Sure, there will be a learning curve, but you can expect this young man to look more like the guy Philly thought they were getting a season ago. He’ll also be a little more sturdy. Expect 16 regular seasons out of him with 16 starts. Expect him to relinquish his role on special teams as well, allowing him to become a better every-down receiving threat. Let’s talk about some numbers now.