Topic: 2017 EAGLES Season...
Eagles Listening to Offers for Matthews
According to NFL Insider, Charles Robinson, the Philadelphia Eagles are open to entertaining trade offers for wide receiver, Jordan Matthews. Matthews is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2017 season and there has been no indication of any movement on the Eagles’ side to extend the 24-year-old’s contract.
Matthews currently ranks as the best wide receiver of the Eagles’ pass catching corps, which has little value, as they were one of the NFL’s worst receiving groups. During his brief career in Philadelphia, Matthews has benefitted largely from Chip Kelly’s up-tempo system and garbage time stats to pad his numbers.
The Eagles selected Matthews in the second-round of the 2014 draft and through three seasons he has recorded 225 receptions for 2,673 yards and 19 touchdowns.
His young career has been plagued largely by drops, which have followed him from his days in college, and an inability to play well on the outside. Regardless, Matthews is still a valuable member of the team and vital to quarterback, Carson Wentz’s development.
The Eagles will likely take the wait-and-see approach with Matthews before deciding whether to extend his time in Philadelphia or to go in a different direction. There is a good bet he will be lining up in the slot when the Eagles begin the year, but anything beyond is uncertain and will depend on how productive his 2017 season is.