Fans all simultaneously cringed as reports surfaced confirming wide receiver Jeremy Maclin would be heading to Kansas City. After carrying the team’s passing game in 2014, Maclin priced the Eagles out of a long-term deal, and signed with former coach Andy Reid for a hefty $11 million per year.
Though the coaching staff likes young prospects Jordan Matthews and Josh Huff, the Eagles will need to put assets towards replacing Maclin’s production. We ask you, Eagles fans: how should the Eagles go about replenishing the wide receiver position?
Send us your ideas below, and the best submissions will be posted on this thread:
“This season there will be no replacing Maclin. There’s no wide receivers who put up all the numbers he did availabe in the market. Jordan Matthews is good but it’s asking too much to put on his back for a 2nd yr receiver. That’s a big concern for us. Even if we draft some good receivers they are not proven yet what they can do in the nfl. We should’ve made a move at least for Andre Johnson.”
“we should make a run at crabtree in free agency. he is not maclin but is he best available wide receiver on the market and he still has talent. After signing him we should draft a receiver in the second round…possibly Dorial green-Beckham or jalen strong.”
“Phillip dorsett can take the top off. Probably a steal in the third round.”
“Sign Greg Jennings to a 1-year deal and draft either Dorial Green-Beckham or Jalen Strong at 20.”
“Draft either Jaelen Strong in the 1st or 2nd, and if we don’t get him, Dorsett in the 3rd. We could possibly sign Jennings: would be a nice veteran pick up.”
|“It won’t happen, but I’d really like to see us move Matthews to the 1, draft Jaelen Strong and start him opposite Matthews, and then draft Devin Smith and use him in the slot. I’d like to completely do away with Riley Cooper. He’s no longer progressing and, if anything, he’s regressing. I know we can’t cut him this year because of the dead money that will come along with that transaction but that doesn’t mean we have to play him. He’s a decent depth receiver this year but should absolutely not be starting.”