Eagles named 'best fit' for a top remaining free agent wide receiver

Philadelphia could use some added depth at this position.
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The Philadelphia Eagles have arguably the best wide receiver duo in the entire NFL in A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith, and both guys are locked up for the foreseeable future with sizable contracts. Behind them though, there are some legitimate questions when it comes to Philadelphia's receiver corps, especially following the abrupt retirement of DeVante Parker.

While the Eagles recently added John Ross, they could still potentially be in the market for another pass-catcher. As a result, the Birds were recently named by The 33rd Team as the "best fit" for free agent wide receiver Hunter Renfrow.

Renfrow spent the first five seasons of his career as a member of the Las Vegas Raiders after the team selected him in the fifth round of the 2019 draft. Now, he's looking for a new place to continue his career.

Here's some of what The 33rd Team said about Renfrow's potential fit in Philadelphia:

"Hunter Renfrow is one receiver still on the market who could make a big difference for the Eagles. During the 2021 season, Renfrow caught 103 passes for 1,038 yards for the Raiders as their de facto No. 1 receiver. He dealt with several injuries in 2022 and fell out of favor with Josh McDaniels and company in 2023.

"Renfrow played in all 17 games during the 2023 season, and the hope is his recent injuries are in the rear-view mirror. Renfrow is just a slot receiver, but he would be a perfect fit in a Kellen Moore offense that relies on the slot receiver to win 1-on-1 matchups."

A sensible signing

Honestly, adding Renfrow would make sense for the Eagles. He has experience as a slot receiver, which is exactly where he would line up in Philadelphia, and playing alongside the likes of Brown and Smith would help to open things up for him in the middle of the field.

Renfrow has only eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards in a season once in his career, but the Eagles wouldn't necessarily need him to put up big numbers. They would just need him to be an effective option. He has more experience than most of the other receivers on Philly's roster, plus he's still just 28 years old, so he should still have some productive football ahead of him.

Overall, signing Renfrow is a solid suggestion. Let's see if the Eagles follow it.