Darius Slay believes he can finish the season with 1,500 receiving yards if Nick Sirianni moves him to wide receiver
Darius Slay spoke with the media following the Philadelphia Eagles’ 48-22 win over the New York Giants on Sunday.
Slay discussed the progression of Jalen Hurts and how he believed that if he were to make the switch to wide receiver, he would be one of the most dominant offensive weapons in the NFL.
Darius Slay on Jalen Hurts, Playing Wide Receiver
This isn’t the first time Slay talked about joining the Eagles wide receivers. Last year, he bet DeVonta Smith that he would be able to beat him if they switched positions at practice.
Darius Slay vs DeVonta Smith
Slay apparently thought he won 2-of-3 against Smitty and made the case that Smith is wrong and only thought he won because “he wasn’t ready.” If you watch the video above, there’s reason for concern. Slay pulled the move every kid in recess used to make and started the play before the ball snapped. Tape don’t lie.
Regardless, back to the most recent video, it’s no surprise that Slay thinks he could get 1,500 receiving yards with the way that Jalen Hurts has been playing quarterback this season.
Is 1,500 too much? Maybe. Contrary to what Slay said, the Eagles have just four games left in the regular season (Bears, Cowboys, Saints, Giants) and would need bring in 375 yards per game to reach his goal.
Honestly, I would love to see it.
On the year, Hurts has completed nearly 63% of his passes for 3,157 yards, 22 touchdowns, and only THREE interceptions.
Last Sunday he dismantled the New York Giants, completing 67.7% of his throws for 217 yards and two touchdowns, good for a 109.2 passer rating.
With the win against the Giants, the Eagles moved to 12-1 on the season and clinched the NFL’s first playoff berth, while Hurts is now the favorite to win the NFL MVP.