A bust for a bust: Four potential trades involving Eagles WR Jalen Reagor

NFL: OCT 31 Eagles at Lions
DETROIT, MI – OCTOBER 31: Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jalen Reagor (18) runs with the ball while Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott (35) blocks during the first quarter of a regular season NFL game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Detroit Lions on October 31, 2021 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire)

The Eagles have quite the foursome at wide receiver now thanks to the addition of A.J. Brown (yes, it’s real). With Brown and DeVonta Smith at 1a/b duties, Quez Watkins reprising his role of WR3 from 2020 after admirable job of WR2 in 2021, and Zach Pascal coming in to be the new WR4, that leaves former first round pick Jalen Reagor wondering how much longer will he have to turn off comments on his Twitter posts as a member of the Eagles.

Back in February, The Philly Voice’s Jimmy Kempski toyed with the idea of a bust-for-bust trade with Jacksonville:

Looking at the 2020 NFL Draft, the player that I think might make some sense for that kind of deal would be K’Lavon Chaisson, who has 2 sacks in 2 years with the Jaguars.

  1. He fits an Eagles need at edge rusher, and it’s possible that the Jags could take an edge rusher (like Aidan Hutchinson, for example) with the No. 1 overall pick.
  2. He was drafted by Dave Caldwell, who now works for the Eagles. The Eagles have traded for two other Caldwell picks in Gardner Minshew and Josiah Scott.
  3. The Jags need help at wide receiver, and Jacksonville is a town when Reagor would face a lot less pressure to perform.

The Jags did reset the WR market with their mega signing of Christian Kirk, but with Dougie P at head coach it still makes sense for them to add Reagor to the WR room.

If not the Jags then who else would have a change of scenery player for the Eagles to take a gamble on?

Baltimore

The Ravens, somehow, were able to snag the 23rd pick for Marquise Brown and also cut Miles Boykin. While they still have Rashod Bateman and Devin Duvernay, the Ravens could still benefit from adding competition for WR3. After drafting Kyle Hamilton and adding Marcus Williams in free agency, could the Ravens and Eagles get something together for a Reagor + picks for Chuck Clark? I know, I know, Clark isn’t a bust. But the fit for both teams is there.

Cleveland

The Browns added Amari Cooper to be their new WR1 after not resigning Jarvis Landry, but the depth behind is still a huge question mark. Donovan Peoples-Jones is the de facto WR2 and rookie David Bell is next after that. Cornerback Greedy Williams is buried on the depth chart behind Denzel Ward and rookie Martin Emerson, so a Reagor for Williams swap makes sense.

Indianapolis

After adding Alec Pierce in the draft, the Colts still need to add more to the WR room to complement Michael Pittman. After the signing of former Eagles safety Rodney McLeod and drafting of Nick Cross, would Khari Willis be available? He has missed ten games in his three year career and is entering a contract year so maybe the Colts are eager to part with him. He has experience with Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon.

Atlanta

Who is playing receiver behind Drake London? Right now it’s Auden Tate and Olamide Zaccheaus. The Falcons have a cut candidate in cornerback Kendall Sheffield who was a fourth round pick in 2019. He’s missed 11 games over the past two seasons but his speed is worth taking a chance on.

Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire

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