Philadelphia Eagles’ wide receiver Jalen Reagor could land himself in the AFC West — playing for the Denver Broncos.
— Philly Eagles Galaxy (@philly_galaxy) August 9, 2022
The rumor comes days after the Broncos lost one of their top wide receivers, Tim Patrick, to a season-ending ACL injury. Patrick has been playing in Denver since 2018. In four seasons, Patrick completed 2,009 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns.
A TRADE FOR JALEN REAGOR
A potential trade for Jalen Reagor has been discussed for quite some time now. Reagor was a first-round draft pick in 2020, and unfortunately, he hasn’t lived up to the hype. Over the last two seasons with the Eagles, he’s only accumulated 695 receiving yards and three touchdowns.
Despite a failed trade partner, the Eagles have rallied behind Reagor — because, in all honesty, what else are they going to do? If Philadelphia cuts him, they would incur a $6 million dead cap this season. They would also lose $1.8 million in 2023.
Following the 2021 season, general manager Howie Roseman stated, “Certainly heading into Year 3, [we] expected more from Jalen 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, in terms of learning from anything. We have to do that. We have to continue to evolve.”
Last week after Quez Watkins suffered an injury, Reagor took first-team reps with the team. The Eagles have seen a stronger performance over the last two weeks out of Reagor, but he’s up against stiff competition. Philadelphia currently has 11 other receivers on their roster.
Today, Heavy NFL insider Matt Lombardo stated that the Denver Broncos are now showing interest in Reagor. Lombardo stated, “Paton and the Broncos have shown interest in Reagor, league sources have told Heavy, so perhaps Denver can find a way to maximize the TCU alum, and the Eagles can add yet another asset to Howie Roseman’s bountiful 2023 NFL draft war chest.”
The “asset” is probably a sixth or seventh-round draft pick, according to a league source.
The Broncos, who acquired a new owner today, after a $4.65 billion purchase, may also be getting a new receiver. Only time will tell.
Denver’s first preseason game is on Saturday, August 13 against the Dallas Cowboys.