Former Eagles receiver Jalen Reagor and Justin Jefferson are teammates

Jalen Reagor #18, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Jalen Reagor #18, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

It’s been an intriguing couple of days. As most of us were awaiting the announcement of the 16 men who would land on the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad, news broke of a trade that many believed would come a day earlier. Jalen Reagor, the 21st-overall selection of the 2020 NFL Draft, is no longer a member of the Birds.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, he’s been traded to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for a seventh-round selection in 2023 (which will probably be used as some sort of collateral down the road) and a conditional fourth-round selection.

Don’t take our word for it. Take a look for yourselves.

Don’t get too excited about that conditional draft choice. This one isn’t working in the Eagles’ favor. In this case, it can be downgraded to a fifth-rounder if Reagor is unable to meet the stipulations that are attached to the deal. Still, you have to credit Howie Roseman for finding value of any sort by striking this deal.

Think about it. He, in essence, reacquired the picks he lost in the Chauncey Gardner-Johnson deal.

Has anyone else noticed something intriguing about the teams that former Eagles Jalen Reagor and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside were traded to?

Here’s something of note. It doesn’t mean much in the case of J.J. Arcega-Whiteside as he was released during final cuts by the Seattle Seahawks, but it is interesting. Both he and Reagor were traded to teams housing all-star talent at the wide receiver position… all-star talent that the Eagles ignored by selecting both players.

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We literally could have walked into the 2022-2023 NFL season with the knowledge that JJAW and D.K. Metcalf were teammates. We will, however, wake up on September 19th for the Eagles’ home-opener on Monday Night Football knowing that we’ll see Reagor and Justin Jefferson line up as teammates for the Minnesota Vikings. It’s funny how things work out, huh?

Perhaps the most important question now is this. Who in the heck is going to be the Eagles’ punt returner now?