3 Knee-jerk reactions Philadelphia Eagles fans may see if crisis occurs

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Jalen Reagor #18, Philadelphia Eagles
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What if the Philadelphia Eagles keep JJAW and Jalen Reagor still stinks?

Before the season even started, Jalen Reagor was in the doghouse for a few Philadelphia Eagles fans for something he can’t change. He can transform himself into Justin Jefferson. Then, he injured his shoulder in practice trying to make a tackle, and that concerned a few people. He made it onto the field for the first game though.

In Week 1, he caught that ‘Reagor Bomb’ from Carson Wentz, but got hurt again. This time, a thumb injury sent him to the injured reserve on September 30th after he sat out in Week 3, and that kept him out for four weeks.

Nope, things didn’t go according to plan in year one. In all, he had that punt return that he returned for six versus the Green Bay Packers, and he snagged 31 receptions for 396 yards and another trip to the end zone which is actually a better stat line than JJ Arcega-Whiteside produced in two seasons. The latter has 14 receptions for 254 yards, a receiving touchdown, and another score that he basically got by accident.

Miles Sanders did all of the heavy-lifting on a long run but fumbled close to the goal line, and JJAW  wound up on top of it.

So what say ye? What happens if Reagor struggles again, or even worse, what happens if JJAW makes it past the final round of cuts and ends up on the 53-man roster?

Possible overreactions if JJAW stays or Reagor is still average (or both): At this point, JJAW making the Eagles roster again would only say one thing about the franchise. They’re more interested in being right than being good.

JJAW can’t play, and every time he produces a sad stat line or goes games without touching the ball and/or if Reagor gets off to a low start, Birds fans will again flood social media with tweets about how they’d rather have D.K. Metcalf and Justin Jefferson.

Healthier ways to deal with the issue: There is no healthy way to deal with another season of having to endure seeing JJAW on the roster. He has to go. As far as Reagor goes, give him these next 17 games. He honestly should probably be alright with DeVonta Smith taking the pressure off of him, but even if he struggles, he’s still one of the top six receivers on Philly’s roster.