It’s time for the Philadelphia Eagles to end the JJ Arcega-Whiteside experiment.
Oh, come on. You had to know that this was coming. Would you believe that, even now, there are still a few Philadelphia Eagles enthusiasts that are still under the impression that JJ Arcega-Whiteside is salvageable? Ladies and gentlemen, he is not!
JJAW if you’ll remember, was the second of two prospects that the Philadelphia Eagles landed in the second round of 2019’s NFL Draft. The first was the aforementioned Miles Sanders. He’s been a nice find. JJAW, not so much.
Two years in an Eagles jersey, so far, hasn’t even produced a 50 percent catch percentage. Now, if you’ll remember, that was supposed to be one of the reasons why he was brought to Philly in the first place. We knew he wasn’t a burner, but he, at least, was supposed to be able to bring the 50/50 balls in. he was supposed to be a clone of his idol, Alshon Jeffery.
Ladies and gentlemen, we can now say, with confidence, that JJ isn’t anywhere close to Alshon Jeffery, and Alshon Jeffery should take offense to that sentiment any time that it is mentioned.
You can say what you want about Arcega-Whiteside. You can defend him and say that he needs a change of scenery or more time. You can agree with what you read here, but here’s what we all can agree on and echo.
No one takes a receiver in the second round of any draft and expects to get 14 receptions on 30 targets, 254 receiving yards, and 11 receptions that resulted in a first down, not when the guy that was taken seven picks after him (D.K. Metcalf) already has 141 regular-season receptions, 2,203 receiving yards, 17 touchdowns. and a Pro Bowl nod on his resume.