Philadelphia Eagles: Jalen Reagor’s market appears to be “heating up”

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It’s been clear for some time now that the Philadelphia Eagles and Jalen Reagor are just not meant to be. That time may now be at hand.

After being selected with the 21st pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Reagor’s career in Philadelphia was never able to truly take off. The receiver out of TCU managed only 396 yards in 11 games his rookie year and followed that disappointing performance with just 299 yards in 17 games during year two.

There had been plenty of rumors of the Eagles parting with Reagor this offseason either via trade or, if one failed to materialize, by releasing the former first-round pick. Now, just hours before the 4:00 pm deadline, it seems that the market is taking form.

The market is “heating up” for Philadelphia Eagles’ receiver Jalen Reagor.

According to Geoff Mosher, co-founder of Inside the Birds, it appears that a market not only exists but is growing for the 23-year-old.

Again, the concept of Philadelphia parting ways with Jalen Reagor is nothing new. The idea of there being a market for him, however, is certainly an intriguing development.

Trading Reagor is obviously the ideal solution for Philadelphia as they would not only receive some semblance of value in return, but the cap implications are far preferable compared to his release.

If the Eagles trade Reagor, they would incur $1,802,850 in dead cap, for 22′ and 23′ while saving $1,816,425 and $2,419,638 respectively. If they were to simply release Reagor, they would be on the hook for $7,841,763 in 2022.

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There is no telling yet what the return for Reagor might be, but no matter if it is in the form of draft compensation or perhaps a player-for-player swap, if there is a path to trading Jalen Reagor, the Philadelphia Eagles would be wise to pursue it.