Easy trades that would save Eagles over $16 million in salary cap space

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Jalen Reagor, Philadelphia Eagles
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player. 54. . . . Jalen Reagor, wide receiver. 18

Jalen Reagor’s 2022 Eagles cap hit: $3.6 million

It’s doubtful that you’ll be able to find anyone that would shed a tear if Jalen Reagor wasn’t on this Eagles team in 2022. Every time we watch this guy play, we get sick. Every time we watch Justin Jefferson play, the feeling gets worse, and heading into the offseason, with 11 draft picks and money to spend, there’s no reason why Philadephia can’t move on from Reagor and pursue one of the better free agents that will hit the market come March.

It appears that, even though Reagor has been demoted, the Eagles are content with the idea of keeping him around for another season. There’s been a discussion, and he knows what’s expected of him in 2022.

Wait! Did he not know what was expected of him when Philly spent the 21st-overall selection on him in 2021’s NFL Draft? That’s interesting. The Eagles might want to rethink any theory that ends with Reagor sticking around for another year. They’ve held on to JJAW for much too long. Do they need to repeat that error by giving Reagor too many chances?

Here are some of the wide receivers that are expected to hit the free-agent market: Allen Robinson, Chris Godwin, Davante Adams, Will Fuller, and JuJu Smith-Schuster. We’ve seen enough All of those guys are better than Reagor.

Trading number 18 cleans up $3.6 million. The price tag more than doubles if he’s cut ($7.8 million), so that definitely isn’t an option. Still, the money he’s making can be spent on some better talent. Every day that Jalen Reagor hangs around is a day that this receiving corps isn’t getting any better. We’ve seen his ceiling, and it isn’t as high as we thought it was.