3. Quez Watkins / 4. Julio Jones
The Eagles entered the 2023 season well aware they needed a reliable third wide receiver to help out A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith. While those two were electric in their first year together, and both have been incredibly reliable health-wise during their Philadelphia tenures, the benefits of finding a WR3 were clear.
Unfortunately, this unit never truly found an answer to this conundrum. That could lead to the exits of both Quez Watkins and Julio Jones this offseason.
Watkins had the training camp hype backing him into the start of the regular season, but it never translated to on-field results. He posted a dismal 9 receptions, 152 yards and 1 touchdown in 2023 while missing seven games due to a lingering hamstring issue.
Injury aside, the Southern Miss product still didn't impress when he was active. He's now slated to hit free agency on a downward trend ever since his promising 2021 campaign, making it tough to see his return in 2024.
Jones, meanwhile, is clearly on his last legs as a pro. Signing him in mid-October was a desperation move by the Eagles, and it hasn't exactly worked out better than anticipated. He recorded just 11 catches in 11 games for the team during the regular season, and it was obvious his body felt it every time he was taken to the ground.
The former No. 6 overall pick has enjoyed one hell of a career. But if it continues, it shouldn't be as an Eagle, who need to get serious about their WR3 role.