The Eagles have already begun trimming the fat at the wide receiver position to get younger and improve the salary cap. DeSean Jackson was released by the team last Friday, and Ian Rappaport reported that Alshon Jeffery will be released when the league year begins in March.
Outside of those two, there are some big decisions to be made. Despite making moves to improve the position last offseason, the Eagles receiving core remained one of the worst in the league.
Reagor was the team's 2020 first-round draft pick and had a rough first season. Suffering an injury early in the year whilst Justin Jefferson had the greatest season ever by a rookie receiver did not help him. The 22-year-old showed glimpses of what he could do but did not do it enough in a dreadful offensive scheme that did not favour wide receivers.
Verdict: STAY. An easy decision. Reagor will be a starting receiver for the team as he looks to make a big step in his development and become the player the Eagles wanted him to become.
Fulgham had a great stretch during the early part of the 2020 season, where he quickly became Carson Wentz's favourite weapon and a cult hero to Eagles fans. It began with his 42-yard touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers, and he quickly became an integral part of the offense. However, once Alshon Jeffery returned to the line-up, he saw his playing time dwindle. His play during that stretch did enough to earn him a contract for the 2021 season.
Verdict: STAY. Another easy decision. Fulgham was awesome earlier in the season and made some incredible plays. It was not like he was capitalising on poor defenses as well. The wide receiver had impressive games against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants. He has shown he is no mug and deserves to have his chance to play into a longer contract in 2021. Under Nick Sirianni, he could do exactly that.
A name that will forever be controversial in Philadelphia, JJAW was a second-round pick in 2019 and has never lived up to his draft hype. The dropped game-winning touchdown against the Detroit Lions in 2019 sums up his Eagles career to date. Being drafted over DK Metcalf will forever haunt him, but his play on the field has not helped his case.
Verdict: GO. It is hard to make a case for him to stay. He has had two impressive training camps but has never put that into the regular season. You could argue he never got a real chance to play last season, but he made some plays in the Week 17 loss to the Washington Football Team. Nick Sirianni could decide to give him another year and hope he can help him excel in his offensive scheme. The only other option is a position change to tight end. However, Arcega-Whiteside's days in Philadelphia appear to be numbered.
Ward is another cult hero following his heroics at the end of the 2019 season. The quarterback turned wide receiver came from nowhere to help lead the Eagles to the playoffs and earnt a contract for the 2020 season. He did okay in 2020, having 419 yards receiving and six touchdowns. He will become an Exclusive-Rights Free Agent ahead of the 2021 season, meaning the Eagles will have to decide o