Jalen Reagor on the move? 4 trade suitors for the Eagles WR

NFL: NOV 01 Cowboys at Eagles
PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 01: Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver Jalen Reagor (18) walks to the locker room after the first half during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles on November 01, 2020 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)

According to reports from Geoff Mosher, it looks like WR, Jalen Reagor could be on his way out in Philadelphia.

In Mosher’s report, he says “Other teams will be interested in acquiring Reagor. Sources have told Inside The Birds that teams have already called to check on the third-year receiver’s availability.”

The announcement comes after Reagor has struggled to get any sort of consistent NFL success since being drafted in the first round in 2019. In two full seasons, Reagor has caught a total of 64 passes, for less than 700 yards and three scores. This past season saw Reagor catch a mere 33 passes with a couple of key drops late in games.

Reagor does have two more years of his rookie deal left with a cap hit of only $7 million total combined in those next two years. A trade before June 1st, would cost the team close to $6 million in dead cap.

Many NFL Analysts have speculated a trade could be good for both parties. Reagor would get a change of scenery that has clearly been desperately needed, and the Eagles would get some value back for a player that has ranked at the bottom of all receivers in the NFL. But which teams could be looking to take Reagor out of Howie’s hands?

San Francisco

Deebo is potentially on the way out of San Francisco and the Niners are without a first-round pick. They need to get help at CB and along the offensive front more than anything and if Deebo has played his final snap as a Niner, there really isn’t much depth behind Brandon Aiyuk.

A lot of people drew similarities between Deebo and Reagor coming out of college. Why not give the TCU product a chance to reinvent himself away from the pressures of Philadelphia, in an offense that may actually get the best out of him?

Cleveland

I don’t know what the Browns are doing either, but it’s not exactly polished. Reagor would probably rot away in Cleveland, but hey, they’re the kind of team who would be able to stash Reagor behind Coop and Peoples-Jones and then unleash him one game a year where he goes off for 382 yards.

New York Jets

The Jets are nowhere near competing for anything anytime soon and their WR depth chart is built like Philadelphia’s was in 2016. It’s okay. Reagor would add a speedy dynamic to the group for what will probably be a relatively low asking price.

Arizona

The Cards lost Christian Kirk this offseason and while DeAndre Hopkins is still the go-to guy, Antoine Wesley is the receiver starting opposite? He was somehow more productive than Reagor was last season, but you can definitely make the case that trading for Reagor would give that air-raid offense the kind of wideout the front office looks for…on paper at least.

In conclusion

While no deal reportedly seems close, it does highlight the miss that was the 2019 draft for GM Howie Roseman and the franchise. Fresh off of an NFC East Championship, the team chose Reagor over Justin Jefferson. It’s a move that has haunted Eagle fans ever since.

Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire

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