Philadelphia Eagles who could be on the trade block post-Zach Ertz

Zach Ertz #86, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Philadelphia Eagles
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

54. . . . JJ Arcega-Whiteside, wide receiver. 3. player

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside

No list of potential trades by this Philadelphia Eagles team is complete if JJ Arcega-Whiteside‘s name isn’t on it. JJAW still has one year remaining on his rookie deal after this season. He represents a cap hit of $1.35 million in 2021 and $810,444 in dead cap space.

In 2022, his dead cap number shrinks to $405,222, but his cap number swells to $1.57 million. We can all probably agree that, under no uncertain terms, is JJ Arcega-Whiteside worth that type of coin.

Here are his career numbers: He’s played 673 offensive snaps. That’s resulted in another 118 on special teams. He’s recorded two tackles and forced a fumble (all of which came this season). He’s been the recipient of a pass for a two-point conversion (2020).

In total, he’s racked up 14 receptions on 30 targets for 254 yards and a touchdown. He’s also scored on a touchdown that he basically earned by accident. Miles Sanders did all of the heavy lifting on a long touchdown run versus the Baltimore Ravens, but he fumbled and JJAW jumped on the ball in the end zone.

Two things can be said here. One, Arcega-Whiteside will never be a great or even serviceable wide receiver in the NFL (thanks Aaron Moorehead… great job), and second, believe it or not, this Eagles tea can still get something if they move him. It has to be now though. Philly may not get what they want, but they’ll get something. That’s better than nothing.