Before another word is uttered, allow us an opportunity to make a few things clear. Otherwise, there’s no way that anything stated here will be viewed as being something other than petty or kicking a man while he’s down. First, no one has been harder on Jalen Reagor than Inside The Iggles, and for that, we truly apologize. It isn’t his fault that the Philadelphia Eagles leadership structure missed on Justin Jefferson by taking him. We’ve blamed Reagor for something that he had no control over. There’s also this to consider.
Had Philly not taken Reag, DeVonta Smith and A.J. Brown probably aren’t on this current roster, so in some ways, we actually owe him some gratitude. Now, that we’ve gotten that out of the way, think about something for a second.
After hauling in four receptions for 59 yards during the Eagles’ most recent win, one versus the Houston Texans, A.J. Brown continues to eclipse Jalen Reagor both from a performance standpoint and statistically, and at the time of this story being written and published, A.J. Brown has only appeared in eight games.
What if we told you that Jalen Reagor is already looking up at A.J. Brown from a historical Eagles standpoint?
Since joining the Birds, Brown has forged past him on most of the franchise’s all-time receiving lists, with the exception being total receptions. He’ll pass him on that list at some point during the regular season.
A.J. has however racked up more receiving yards, and he’s reached the end zone more frequently. Here’s the breakdown for some visual aid.
Eight career games as an Eagle, 43 receptions, 718 yards, six receiving touchdowns, and a 16.7 yards-per-reception average
24 career games, 64 receptions, 695 yards, three receiving touchdowns, and a 10.9 career yards-per-reception average as an Eagle
Now, while this could be viewed as kicking Reagor when he’s down, we’d like to reiterate. This is anything but that. Truly, we wish Jalen Reagor the best, but you have to admit this is interesting.
Another day passes, and the many members of Philadelphia Eagles Nation are having a hard time managing this one-day-at-a-time approach. It’s hard not to look ahead and think about the potential or wonder how high this team can fly.
Hey, don’t blame us. Blame Howie Roseman and Jalen Hurts for being so good at what they do. While you’re at it, blame QB1 for having a bond with A.J. Brown that helped Number 11 decide that the City of Brotherly Love is where he wanted to play football. Gosh, that guy is good!
What are we supposed to do? Temper our excitement? Well, if that’s how you choose to navigate this season, that’s all well and good, but don’t kill everyone else’s joy. We have at least until the 2026 season to marvel at this connection and at A.J.’s talent. Great days are coming, and we can’t wait to watch the Eagles’ offense continue to improve.