Doug Pederson: “There is no legitimacy” to the reports that the Eagles are looking to trade for a WR
26 October 2016 Eagles News
Two days ago, reports came out saying that the Eagles are looking to trade for a wide receiver. The two names associated with the Eagles have been San Fransisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith and Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey. These reports brought a lot of buzz to the city of Philadelphia. Today, in a press conference, Head Coach Doug Pederson brought Philadelphia back down to Earth.
“There is no legitimacy,” said Coach Doug Pederson when asked about the trade rumors. He went on to say, “I’m thrilled with the guys we have and going to work with them every day.’’
He hinted that the Eagles have two, maybe three guys on the roster who can stretch the field. Those players, of course are Josh Huff, Nelson Agholor, and Bryce Treggs.
Let’s look at their numbers
Nelson Agholor has 18 receptions for 191 yards and one touchdown. He averages about ten yards a catch and has one play over 20+ yards. (His one 20+ play was his touchdown)
Josh Huff has 12 receptions for 63 yards and one touchdown. He averages about five yards a catch and has no plays over 20 yards.
We have yet to see Bryce Treggs on the field.
So consensus says, either Doug Pederson was lying, or they are looking to use Agholor, Huff, and Treggs differently. Because, through six games, not one of these players stretched the field. Here is to hoping the Eagles add a wide receiver before the trade deadline.
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