Jalen Reagor Will Thrive With Nick Sirianni
New Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni will bring creativity to a position that has struggled for years. The Eagles have yet to have a wide receiver go over 1,000 yards since 2014. One of Sirianni’s main focuses on offense is to get his playmakers the ball in open space. This is exactly what first-round pick Jalen Reagor is great at, and we didn’t see much of it in his rookie year.
“Who is our fast guys, who do we like to get the bold to, and let them make a big play from there”
If you take a look at this past season you can see how Sirianni and Frank Reich utilized their rookie wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. In his first season with the Colts, Pittman caught 40 passes for 503 yards and 1 TD. Pittman ended his rookie year on a good note, catching 5 passes for 90 yards in the first round of the playoffs against the Buffalo Bills. Pittman wasn’t just used in the passing game, as he was involved in the run game as well. Anything to get the ball in Pittman’s hands they did, and I expect the same will happen with Jalen Reagor.
In his 11 game rookie season under Doug Pederson, Jalen Reagor caught 31 passes for 396 yards, averaging 12.8 yards per reception. Reagor will have a great chance to bounce back in his second year with Nick Sirianni calling the plays. Now I get it, he’s not Justin Jefferson, but he definitely can be a solid receiver if used the right way. If the Eagles draft a Ja’Marr Chase or Devonta Smith, this would help Reagor even more as the spotlight wouldn’t be on him. Many Eagles players will thrive from being in Nick Sirianni’s offense, but I believe Jalen Reagor will be one of the most improved players next season.
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