Dez Bryant. Odell Beckham. DeSean Jackson. The Philadelphia Eagles have none of these wide receivers.
At a time when the Eagles quarterback race is so heavily scrutinized, a major part of the offense has gone relatively unnoticed. Perhaps that’s because it’s not noteworthy.
Jordan Matthews, Josh Huff and Nelson Agholor make up the top 3 returning wide-outs for the Eagles. Is this the worst WR group in the NFC East?
A case can be made for rest of the NFC East lacking depth to be considered head-and-shoulders better than the Eagles. However, ask any GM privately and they’d likely trade the Eagles corps for any of the 3 aforementioned division rivals. In a heartbeat.
A WR-by-committee approach has worked in the NFL. The 2015 Panthers and several Patriots teams have lacked a true bonafide star at WR and still found success. That’s the high-bar for what could transpire in Philadelphia.
The low-bar? Not sure Eagles fans want to go there just yet. Ironically, all the fuss made over Sam Bradford and Carson Wentz may not matter in the end.