As interest in Jalen Reagor grows, should the Eagles cut bait and trade him?


According to reports, Jalen Reagor, a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, could be traded.

Jalen Reagor’s tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles could be coming to an end as the 2022 NFL Draft approaches.

According to Inside the Birds’ Geoff Mosher, the former first-round choice wide receiver out of TCU has a somewhat active trade market. As Mosher noted, “Other teams will be interested in acquiring Reagor.” “Teams have already called to inquire about the availability of the third-year receiver.”

Reagor has 64 catches for 695 yards and three scores in two seasons with the Eagles. Nick Sirianni was not the team’s head coach during his first season, despite the fact that Howie Roseman, who drafted him No. 21 overall, was still the general manager.

To make matters worse, the Minnesota Vikings selected LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson as the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Given the Eagles’ dead-cap woes, it makes far more sense for them to trade for Reagor ($3,605,700) before June 1 than to release him ($7,841,763). Instead of cutting him, the Eagles would save money.

Of course, if a decision on Reagor is made after June 1, the dead-cap effects will be significantly less severe. As a result, Philadelphia would receive compensation for the 2023 NFL Draft.

This is why Reagor is valuable, with a fifth-year option still on the table for a potential trade partner.

Jalen Reagor, a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, could be traded.

Simply put, if the Eagles want to return to the NFL playoffs, they must improve their receiving game dramatically. Even though the Birds did a great job to get the No. 7 seed last season, they may fall a few places in the standings now that everyone thinks the team is rebuilding.

Keep in mind that the Philadelphia Eagles were the frontrunners in the offseason trade for Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley. They would have traded Alabama’s former first-round draft pick if they had known that Ridley would be suspended for the entire 2022 NFL season because of gambling charges if they had known about them at the time.

In the end, the Eagles certainly made a mistake by drafting a few wide receivers. While DeVonta Smith appears to be a success, Reagor appears to be a flop, and J.J. Arçega-Whiteside appears to be a huge disappointment.

With 2017 being a deep receiver draft, maybe Roseman can make amends for a mistake he made a few years ago and acquire Jalen Hurts, the wideout he requires to be successful in this league. The importance of Hurts’ development cannot be overstated.

It will only take one team showing serious interest in Reagor for the Eagles to split ways.