Report: Eagles give WR Jalen Reagor permission to seek trade
Jalen Reagor’s tenure in Philadelphia could be coming to an end.
It’s no secret that the former first-round pick hasn’t lived up to expectations since entering the league two years ago. Reagor finished the 2021 season with 299 yards on 33 receptions, a step back from the 396 yards he tallied as a rookie.
The Eagles have tried to use the TCU standout in various ways, but nothing has seemed to stick. It doesn’t help that Reagor 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.
Hurts had arguably the worst performance of his career today, but hard to put the ball in a much better spot than this. pic.twitter.com/doUo5Jxuh8— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) November 29, 2021
A fresh start with a new team could very much be on the horizon as a source confirms Philly has given the struggling wideout permission to seek a trade.
It was widely speculated that Reagor could’ve been moved during the draft. With no deal culminating over the weekend, the Eagles have allowed him to find a potential trade partner rather than release the 23-year-old outright.
During the Eagles’ exit interview in January, Sirianni stated that they want more production from Reagor but the team still likes him as part of the offense moving forward:
“As we head into year three, we expected more from Jalen [Reagor] at this point. We had a chance to sit down with him after the season and had an honest conversation about the things that he needs to develop and the things that we can help him develop to continue his growth.
We want more production from Jalen Reagor, and he has all the talent to do so. I like him in that number three spot right now, to be able to make plays, because he has skill. He has talent. It’s just our jobs as coaches to get that skill and talent out of him.”
The Eagles traded the No. 18 overall pick and a third-round selection for Pro Bowl WR AJ Brown on Thursday night. Reagor then subsequently removed all traces of the team from his Instagram account.
With DeVonta Smith, AJ Brown, Quez Watkins, and Zach Pascal poised to be at the top of the rotation, Reagor appears to be the odd man out.
A mutual split seems imminent for both sides.
Jalen Reagor wiped his IG clean and unfollowed the Eagles 👀 pic.twitter.com/hFleKsASWW— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) April 30, 2022
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