EAGLES DEFEAT BEARS BUT NEED TO SIGN A WIDE RECEIVER
The Eagles defeated the Chicago Bears 22-14 on Sunday and despite that, Philadelphia has some concerns going forward, especially at the wide receiver position.
DeSean Jackson returned from an abdomen injury that kept him off the field for six weeks, but didn’t play a single snap after the first drive. Alshon Jeffery had three drops, one coming late in the fourth quarter on a crucial third down. Jeffery also left the game and was seen on the sideline with his left ankle taped– he’s clearly not healthy going forward. Mack Hollins is a waste of a roster spot and Nelson Agholor is too inconsistent. JJ Arcega-Whiteside, a second-round pick, can’t get on the field for some odd reason. Howie Roseman decided not to trade for a wide receiver at the trade deadline and passed on Josh Gordon on the waiver wire.
For the Eagles to make the playoffs, they need to give Carson Wentz some playmakers. Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert, and Miles Sanders can’t be the only weapons that Wentz has at his disposal. Philadelphia needs to sign a guy off the street and cut Mack Hollins immediately. Hollins hasn’t caught a pass since September 26th. He has 125 receiving yards and 126 penalty yards this season.
Jordan Matthews, Wentz’s best friend, is on the market, and knows the offensive scheme. JJ Nelson, the former Cardinals and Raiders receiver, is a free agent and can make plays down the field. Michael Crabtree, a former top 10 pick, is a free agent and would be an instant upgrade.
Roseman can no longer ignore the need at wide receiver. It’s obvious the Eagles offense is much worse when there isn’t a legitimate threat on the outside and defenses are taking full advantage.
In spite of having employees from Panera Bread at wide receiver, Wentz had a great performance down the stretch. He went 4/4 for 48 yards on third down during the Eagles’ last drive.
3rd and 3: to Alshon Jeffery
3rd and 13: to Miles Sanders
3rd and 3: to Zach Ertz
3rd and 9: to Dallas Goedert
Wentz earned his contract today.
To the Eagles front office, for goodness’ sake, please sign a wide receiver for Wentz. It’s been malpractice to ignore the position all season long. Do your job.