The case for WR Reynolds
Now that the LA Rams have extended both Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods, there is little hope for the team to re-sign wide receiver, Josh Reynolds. That creates a host of sub-plots in this one. Reynolds in a huge 6-foot-3 196-pound target who can run deep routes quickly. He is fast, and he is big. Unfortunately, he has never had a 100-yard receiving game in his NFL career. So why could possibly make me lose sanity here to think he has a chance to do so?
Well, motivation, opportunity, and vested interest are good starting points. Here’s what I mean. The Eagles two rookies, Jaelen Reagor and John Hightower were two of eight for 53 years in week one. Combine that with Desean Jackson’s two of seven for 46 yards and that 4 out of 15 completed. Even after putting in the five of seven by Greg Ward, the Eagles wide receiver only caught nine of 22 passes for 130 yards on the day. Reynolds was one of one for 17 yards.
The market for Reynolds in 2021 includes Philadelphia
I know it may disappoint some to talk like this, but Reynold may enter the NFL Free Agent market in 2021. One team that will most definitely be in the market for a receiver like Reynolds is the Philadelphia Eagles. Reynolds can stretch the field, is a young NFL veteran, and he’s had some solid post-season experience. In the meantime, the Philadelphia Eagles are the perfect team to test their centerfield.
The Eagles signed Slay and added former Rams slot cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman, but failed to re-sign veteran Malcolm Jenkins. That means that the Eagles defense could be vulnerable to deep routes. Particularly if the Rams offense baits the safeties to creep up in the game. Reynolds only needed one pass to gain 17 yards. Just five or six completions could quickly exceed 100 yards receiving. He has to know in the back of his head that he may be auditioning for a 2021 contract. And the LA Rams know if he gets a huge contract, they could be in line for a nice compensatory draft pick in 2022.