5 Philadelphia Eagles that need to step up until Alshon Jeffery returns

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2. Mike Wallace

Moving on from Torrey Smith in the offseason to free up some salary cap space was a difficult decision by Philadelphia when considering he was a key factor during the team’s Super Bowl run, whether it was drawing pass interference penalties or simply making deep catches. However, the argument can be made that the Eagles will be better off in replacing Smith with another speedy deep threat in Mike Wallace when looking at how much gas the veteran still appears to have in the old tank.

Not only did Philadelphia receive a steal with the signing of Wallace when looking at the low amount of money they have to pay him, but also the talent and numbers are undeniable as well. The fact that Wallace caught 124 passes over the last two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens 1,765 yards and eight touchdowns shows why the Eagles were willing to bring him on board when they did.

As a reliable No. 2 option behind Jeffery, Wallace may very well end up being the top target at receiver for Carson Wentz or Nick Foles since Philadelphia is still unsure about their quarterback situation as well. At the end of the day, as long as Wallace is producing the numbers he needs to be putting up in the passing game, that’s all that really matters the most.