DeVonta Smith is closing in on DeSean Jackson’s Eagles Rookie WR record for yards in a season
You can pretty much lock it in at this point. DeVonta Smith is on the perfect track to break a few records by the end of his rookie season with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The “Toe Drag King” is just 92 yards away from surpassing DeSean Jackson’s Eagles rookie wide receiving record for yards in a season. Jackson had 62 receptions for 912 yards as a rookie in 2008.
On the year, Smith has brought in 58 receptions for 821 yards and five touchdowns.
After the catch above, Smitty stated he “kind of felt like Michael Jackson” and that “with your momentum, you have to know how to have your feet and what you can do.”
Absolutely love it.
DeVonta Smith’s longest reception of the year came against the Giants on a 46-yard reception after he he leaped over Giants quarterback James Bradberry in the Eagles dominating victory last Sunday. At this point, 92 yards in two games should be a piece of cake for Smitty.
If Smitty can eclipse the 1,000 yard mark, he will be the first Eagles wide receiver to do so since Jeremy Maclin did in 2014. He is 179 yards away from the milestone with two games on the schedule. Smith also has the most receiving yards by any Eagles wide receiver since the 2018 season, when Alshon Jeffrey hauled in 843 receiving yards.
DeVonta Smith is by far the best Eagles rookie wide receiver they’ve had in a WHILE. With two games left in the regular season, he can very easily break these records. Hell, they already should have been broken if we’re being honest with each other. I hate to revisit this again, but there are countless examples of Smith being open, and Hurts unable to find him.
We are witnessing the growth of a young superstar in Philadelphia. DeVonta Smith should be the star of the Eagles offense for years to come and it’s something we should never take for granted. We rarely have star studded wide receivers wearing the midnight green. Smitty is on track
I want Smitty to retire as a Philadelphia Eagle. Is that too much to ask?
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