Eagles best wide receiver options despite Zach Paschal’s addition

Zach Pascal #14, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
Zach Pascal #14, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /
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Zach Pascal #14, Philadelphia Eagles
Zach Pascal #14, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Joshua Bessex/Getty Images) /

The Philadelphia Eagles shouldn’t be satisfied after Zach Pascal’s addition.

Years pass. Players are drafted. Veterans are brought in via free agency, but for whatever reason, the conversations surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles never change. If they don’t need an outside cornerback, they need depth at safety or linebacker. If all three of those areas are reasonably satisfied, there always seems to be some need for an elite wide receiver.

If any of that sounds familiar, it’s because it should. Much of that was the same things that we were saying once the time ran out on Philly’s most recent playoff game and once the current offseason got underway. What is this team doing at safety? Who’s going to start opposite Darius Slay? Why can’t this team evaluate the wide receiver position correctly?

There was hope that the Eagles could upgrade the wide receiver position in free agency rather than take another in the coming draft (and, more than likely make the wrong choice by doing so). Unfortunately, as Mike Williams, Chris Godwin, Christian Kirk, and Allen Robinson no longer became options, hope began to dwindle.

Thankfully, Philly has announced that reinforcements have arrived in the form of Zach Pascal. Unfortunately, though he is talented, he isn’t Mike Williams, Chris Godwin, or Allen Robinson. He may not even be Christian Kirk.

Paschal has hauled in 150 receptions for 1,888 yards, and he’s reached the end zone 15 times in four NFL seasons. To make long stories short, there’s still work to do to upgrade the wide receiver position.

Fear not fans and friends. There is hope. Here are a couple of ideas. These are the best options that the Eagles have to satisfy the obvious need that they still have at wide receiver. If we need to free up any room, we’d be more than happy to trade JJ Arcega-Whiteside or Jalen Reagor or both.