Nightmare scenario #2: The Eagles suffer injuries at wide receiver and are forced to rely on guys like Britain Covey. Remember when Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson gave the Eagles nothing?
Second-year man Britain Covey has had a whopping zero receptions in his professional career. Sure, that career has only spanned one season. Still, you get the idea. If the regular season ends, and Covey is cemented as WR1… buddy… things have gone astronomically wrong.
Life will most certainly be miserable if that happens. You’d be justified in putting your face in a garbage disposal. This scenario would definitely be a season ruiner.
While this seems outlandish with A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, Quez Watkins, and Olamide Zaccheaus employed by the Philadelphia Eagles, injuries can come at any time and rear their heads. Remember when Philly got nothing out of Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson in 2020?
Sure, Alshon and DeSean were at the end of their most productive years, but again, 2020 taught us a lot.
Travis Fulgham made his emergence because the entirety of the wide receiver room got bitten by the 'non-season-ending but missing significant time' injury bug. At one point, the starting wide receivers were Greg Ward, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, John Hightower, and Travis Fulgham. Yeesh.
Fulgham ended that season as WR1 with only 539 yards receiving. Let's hope nothing like that ever happens again.
If anyone other than A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, or Dallas Goedert is the leading pass catcher on the team, it’d be a nightmare. To put that into perspective, the 13 other pass catchers on the roster had 1,254 receiving yards COMBINED last year. A.J. wound up with 1,496. So yeah, we would be down really really bad. Let’s not think about it anymore.