The Philadelphia Eagles still have tons of questions to answer at wide receiver.
The Eagles’ wide receiver corps will look vastly different once we finally reach the dawn of the 2022-2023 NFL regular season. Let’s hope so, but JJ Arcega-Whiteside‘s move to tight end already makes that statement factual. Still, no one would complain about a continued restructuring over these next few weeks.
Believe it or not, JJAW’s position switch doesn’t end any theory that his job’s still in jeopardy. Zach Pascal’s a Nick Sirianni guy, and his acquisition felt like trading one ‘enforcer’ for another.
JJ will compete with Tyree Jackson, Richard Rodgers, Noah Togiai, and Jack Stoll now for what may be two roster spots, and if Philly adds another tight end in the draft (which some think is a real possibility), that complicates things even further.
So far, so good. It’s a new start for JJ, but unfortunately, it may not change how his story ends in 2022 after barely making the roster a year ago.
There’s a difference between being patient and being stubborn. What we’re seeing with Philadelphia and their commitment to John Hightower may fall into the category of the latter.
Philly utilized a fifth-round selection in 2020’s NFL Draft on him, the 168th selection overall. Ten receptions and 167 receiving yards has been their reward.
The former Boise State Bronco signed a reserve/future contract on February 3rd, but the writing could be on the wall already. There isn’t much more that we need to see.
If JJAW’s time in Eagles green has run its course, the Birds may also want to take a look at the guys who sit below him on the offensive depth chart, Hightower included. This unit and its position coach are in desperate need of a facelift.