The Eagles are Finally Using Jalen Reagor the Right Way
Last night, Jalen Hurts made his debut for the Philadelphia Eagles, but there was one other player that I believe deserves some recognition. First-round pick Jalen Reagor had arguably his best game in the NFL, and it’s not being talked about enough. Doug Pederson and the offensive coaching staff have finally figured out how to use Jalen Reagor.
Around a month ago, I talked about how insane it was to compare Justin Jefferson to Jalen Reagor. The main reason for my argument was that Reagor has played five fewer games than Jefferson and is in one of the worst offenses in the league that doesn’t know how to use him. In the past couple of weeks, the Eagles have given the ball to Reagor in the open field, and he’s improved every game.
Yesterday, Reagor caught two passes for 46 yards and had a 19-yard carry. The one reception for 39 yards was the longest pass play to a receiver in six games for the Eagles. On his four targets, he had 5.02 yards of separation, which was third in the league on Sunday. It’s obvious that when you give Reagor the ball in space, he can be extremely productive. We finally saw it this past week against Sunday’s win over the New Orleans Saints and hopefully, they continue to do so in the final three games of the season.
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