2019 Eagles vs Super Bowl 52 Championship Eagles: Offensive Edition

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Wide Receivers

For the Eagles, super bowl winning season the starting receiving core was made up of Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, and Torrey Smith. Agholor would actually lead the group in receptions on the season with 62 to Jeffery’s 57 and Smith’s 36. Jeffery would take the lead in yards on the season though racking up 789 followed by Agh’s 768 and Smith’s 430. Agholor and Jeffery would keep it close in the touchdown race although the latter would win by one scoring nine times on the year while Smith didn’t do quite as much with only two.

In the postseason, Jeffery did most of the work as the only wide-out to tally up 200 yards in the three games finishing with 219. Agholor and Smith still put up impressive numbers totaling 167 and 157 respectively. Scoring wise Jeffery was the only one of the bunch to score multiple times in the playoffs snatching two touchdowns against Minnesota and one in the Super Bowl. Smith would score just once all post-season with a score versus the Vikings while Agholor was held out of the end-zone entirely.

The Eagles may not have had a wide receiver with a thousand yards in 2017 instead having more of a spread out offense that saw two receivers put up adequate similar numbers. The Eagles also benefit from the top two of the three receivers remaining with the team in 2019, making opposing defenses have to worry about two proven threats. However, it doesn’t stop there with the third spot being filled by a DeSean Jackson Reunion.

Jackson in 2018 played in 12 games for Tampa Bay securing 41 passes for 774 yards and four scores. As well as ranking first in yards per catch with 18.9 proving the 32-year-old still possess the deep threat ability he’s always been known for.

Meanwhile, Alshon Jeffery played in 13 games in 2018 but managed eight more catches with 65 and put up 843 yards scoring three fewer times than the previous year with six.

Agholor although securing two more passes than last years effort with 64 went down in yards and touchdowns with 736 and four.

Although Agholor’s stats slightly fell in 2018, the 2019 season should be explosive for these three. Not only does the addition of D-Jax bring a burning deep threat to the team, but it can also be argued that it simply adds another one, with Agholor and Jackson being able to scorch defenders downfield. At the same time, Jeffery provides the consistent, reliable big-bodied target that can be an easy go-to for Wentz in crucial situations. Overall it looks like the 2019 big three of wide-outs for the Birds beats out the 2017 version.