After all the love showered on Jalen Reagor by Howie Roseman and Nick Sirianni on Tuesday, the Eagles took the next illogical step on Wednesday.
They traded him.
To the Vikings, home of Justin Jefferson, who was selected one pick ahead of him in the 2020 draft and who was a Pro Bowler in his first two seasons.
ESPN and the NFL Network reported the deal.
The trade return on Reagor isn’t impressive — a 2023 seventh-round pick and a 2024 fourth-rounder that could become a fifth-rounder depending on how he performs.
Reagor, a first-rounder in 2020, was believed to have little chance to make the roster coming into training camp. As camp progressed, Reagor seemed to be playing better and by Tuesday’s cutdown date, he was on the 53-man roster.
Roseman, especially, heaped praise on Reagor after the roster was announced. “The guy brought it every day,” the general manager said. “He worked on his craft. He had a great attitude, great energy.”
Sirianni was more guarded, the coach saying: “I just thought he had a good camp, he made plays and he was more consistent this year throughout training camp.”
While Jefferson was proving to be one of the league’s best wide receivers, Reagor struggled in his first two years with the Eagles. He had 64 catches for 695 yards and three touchdowns.
Eagles sign QB Book
As promised by Roseman on Tuesday, the Eagles signed a third quarterback. Former Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book, who was cut by the Saints Tuesday, is coming to Philadelphia.
Book started one game last year for New Orleans, going 12-of-20 for 135 yards and two interceptions in a loss to the Dolphins. Book was a fourth-round pick in 2021.