ESPN names Eagles as potential suitor for free agent wide receiver
Eagles’ GM Howie Roseman has quite a few holes to fill this offseason, WR2 being one of them.
While Nick Sirianni has big aspirations for DeVonta Smith and Quez Watkins, they need another dynamic pass-catcher to open things up for them. Luckily for the Eagles, the upcoming free-agent class is expected to be brimming with receivers such as Chris Godwin and Allen Robinson, amongst others.
Per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Philadelphia could be a potential landing spot for free agent WR DJ Chark:
“After a 1,000-yard season in 2019 with the Jaguars, Chark seemed poised to stardom but struggled with injury and performance over the next two years. (He’s already moving well and running on that fractured left ankle suffered in October, so that shouldn’t affect his free agency status.)
One AFC exec questions whether Chark has what it takes to be great, saying the traits are there, but his fitness and nuanced route-running aren’t where they could be. The Philadelphia Eagles could look to Chark if they need a deep threat to complement DeVonta Smith.”
The Jaguars realistically need to keep as many weapons as possible for Trevor Lawrence. They currently have Laviska Shenault and Marvin Jones Jr. on the roster, but one would assume they’d like to have Chark around long-term.
As for the fit on offense, Chark provides the size that the Eagles are lacking. At 6’4″, Chark can make contested catches and fight for 50-50 balls that we watched Jalen Reagor drop far too many times.
His recovery from a fractured ankle suffered in Week 4 is something to monitor — but if the health checks out, Chark’s talent is worth gambling on.
DJ Chark the prior two seasons before getting hurt:— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) January 27, 2022
• 126 receptions
• 1714 yards
• 13 TDS
• 13.6 yards/catch
Just 25 years old, recovering from a broken ankle suffered in Week 4.
Market projects him around $12M/year in free agency. WR2 in Philadelphia? pic.twitter.com/wvMqxs46bk
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