Why The Philadelphia Eagles Need to Pursue Free Agent Wide Receiver Breshad Perriman
There is no question Howie Roseman and the Eagles front office have addressed the defense in free agency. What were once holes or question marks, have been answered. There is still a major question mark placed on the wide receiver position though. The Eagles still have around $23 million in cap space to add more free agents.
With the remaining cap space the Eagles do have, they should look deep into signing Breshad Perriman. Perriman is the perfect wide receiver addition to take with you in the draft. As many know; this year’s wide receiver class is one of the best of all time.
The Philadelphia Eagles had the worst graded wide receiver unit in 2019. If that isn’t clear this time should do everything they can to improve the position, I don’t know what is. Perriman has slowly but surely developed into a quality receiver in this league. Perriman had a 76.0 receiving grade in 2018 with Cleveland, and a 72.3 receiving grade with Tampa Bay in 2019. Oh and not to mention; only dropped one ball in 90 targets.
After a slow start to his career, Perriman has really turned it on. The Eagles make a lot of sense for Perriman as well. A team that is desperate for help at wide receiver, as well as wanting some youth and speed to the position as well. Perriman averaged 18 yards/catch this past season.
Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) broke down Perriman’s numbers this past season.
Breshad Perriman is a name I keep coming back to at WR:
– 645 yards last season
– 18 yards/catch
– 6 TDs
* 17 catches, 349 yards, 4 TDs in the last 3 weeks of the year.
Could be a cheap compliment to whoever they take in the draft. pic.twitter.com/b59JCX4xkh
— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) March 21, 2020
Breshad Perriman was once projected to earn a contract around $7 million a year, could be a much more affordable option in free agency, with the days passing. Perriman was drafted by the Ravens in 2016; when current Eagles VP of player personnel Andy Weidl was a regional scout with Baltimore. (Funny how things come back around). As many remember, the Eagles took Nelson Agholor in the first round of that draft instead.
Breshad Perriman (6-2, 215) is a home run threat receiver, that would thrive playing with Carson Wentz. I also think a change of scenery would do this young man wonders. Not to mention, allowing Doug Pederson to call a more vertical offense next season.
Check out my youtube video (@PhillyFanatic) of breaking down the possibility of the Philadelphia Eagles signing Breshad Perriman.