Might the Eagles raid Doug Pederson’s roster in Jacksonville?
We’ve discussed the possibility of a few Eagles following Doug Pederson to the Jacksonville Jaguars before. We haven’t talked about Philadelphia plucking a few guys out of Duval County, and there’s a good reason for that.
In 2020, the Jags were one of the NFL’s worst teams and wound up with the first-overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft. They landed their franchise quarterback in Trevor Lawrence, and that led to a season in 2021 where they were, again, one of the worst teams in the National Football League.
For the second time in two years, Jacksonville will select first. That doesn’t mean that they don’t have talent though. D.J. Chark is proof even if he’s, in all likelihood, one of the guys that will be looking to move on.
He’s hauled in 147 receptions for 2,042 yards and reached the end zone 15 times during his 43-game career. There’s another side to this coin. Even though it’s easy to fall in love with his size (six-foot-four, 198 pounds) and daydream about him hauling in third-down receptions and giving Jalen Hurts a red-zone target, one has to mention that, for one reason or another, he’s never completed a full season.
In 2021, his run ended after Week 4 when he fractured his ankle and was placed on the Jags injured reserve on October 4th. We’ll have to wait and see how he’s valued when we near free agency’s frenzy.