Justin Jefferson discusses comparison to Jalen Reagor, sympathizes with Eagles’ wideout
Throughout his disastrous sophomore season, fans in both Philadelphia and across the league have continued to criticize Jalen Reagor for his lack of production.
With just 299 yards receiving this season, Reagor could very well be on his way to a new team in the coming months.
Over the last two seasons, the Eagles’ wideout has constantly been compared to Minnesota WR Justin Jefferson, who was selected one pick after Reagor in the 2020 draft. The Vikings wideout dominated the NFL this year, recording over 1,600 yards and ten touchdowns.
During the NFL’s annual Radio Row event, Jefferson spoke with Rob Maaddi of the Associated Press about the comparison between him and Reagor, sympathizing with the Eagles receiver.
“I hate it for him. He didn’t ask for this, being compared to me all the time.” — Full episode here.
Frankly, the treatment would’ve never been fair no matter how much Reagor lived up to expectations. Jefferson is already one of the NFL’s best at his position at just 22-years-old.
Reagor is undoubtedly a bust at the moment. There’s no way around it. He has muffed several punts alongside numerous other bone-headed mistakes while complaining that Philly fans treat him poorly at every step.
Alongside Jefferson’s comments, former Vikings general manager Rick Spielman spoke about the 2020 NFL Draft during an interview with Adam Caplan and Geoff Mosher. Spielman is best known by Eagles fans for being caught on video laughing about Howie Roseman and Philadelphia passing on Jefferson with the 21st overall pick.
Spielman stated that Reagor was among the options the Vikings considered with the 22nd pick and that there was “no question about his skill set.” Likely, Spielman is doing some damage control and making himself look good since he is currently out of a job.
The Eagles could look to replace Reagor in the offseason with a number of free agent receivers set to enter free agency.
While I don’t believe it’s time to write off Reagor, it would be wise for the #Eagles to look into WR2 options for Hurts — granted he’s afforded another year as the starting quarterback.— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) November 24, 2021
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