Okay, we’ll be honest. This was one of those times where we had to sit still and think before typing because, had we reacted immediately after this one crossed our desks, we may have reacted emotionally. Following the news of the Philadelphia Eagles‘ acquisition of A.J. Brown, Jalen Reagor scrubbed his account of all references to the Birds.
What? After giving him two years to prove that he was worthy of the first-round selection that Philly spent on him (which he hasn’t done) were they not supposed to try and upgrade the position?
Okay, that was our petty comment. We got it out of our system. Let’s continue professionally.
Jalen Reagor can’t be on this Eagles team in 2022.
What? Too strong? Okay, here’s some brutal honesty. It’s hard to understand what Jalen Reagor is upset about. Sure, no man enjoys the feeling of knowing his job is in jeopardy, but come on. Some self-awareness would do a world of good here.
Taken one spot ahead of Justin Jefferson in 2020, a move that has proven to be a horrible error in draft-day judgment, Reagor has rewarded Philadelphia with sub-par play, TWO drops during a potential go-ahead drive versus the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium a year ago, and 64 receptions for 695 yards and three touchdowns in two seasons.
Jefferson could do that in about six games.
The fact of the matter is this. Reagor’s time in the City of Brotherly Love is probably nearing its end. Sure, he figures to be in Philly this season, but he has no leverage, no market, and frankly no evidence that he’d succeed even if he was granted a much-needed change of scenery.
It’s been rumored that he’s the subject of trade talks. We’ve listed potential suitors in the past, but that was hard work. You notice no one’s taken him off of the Eagles’ hands yet, right?
If nothing changes between now and the beginning of the 2022-2023 regular season, Reagor will walk into the campaign as, at best, the fourth wideout on the depth chart, and that won’t be because he’s earned it. Arguments can be made that JJ Arcega-Whiteside has been better, and that’s saying a ton.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out over the next few weeks. Perhaps he asks for a massive contract extension that he hasn’t earned yet? Who knows?
The long and short of everything is this. It was hard watching this guy play for two years. Watching him play with a bad attitude will be downright unbearable. Philadelphia needs to take the loss. This guy has to go. Jalen Reagor can not be a part of this Eagles team in 2022.
Period… Point blank… End of the sentence…