Eagles “Dark Horse Team” for Juju Smith-Shuster
If the Philadelphia Eagles want to add a wide receiver, there will be plenty to choose from in this years free agent class.
However, the market for premium wideouts is quickly drying up before free agency begins.
After striking out in the draft with Jalen Reagor and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, the team still needs to find help at wide receiver, even after hitting on first-round pick Devonta Smith in last years draft.
Three big names never hit the market, Davante Adams, Chris Godwin and Mike Williams all are back with their previous teams. Amari Cooper was traded to Cleveland, Michael Gallup resigned to remain in Dallas.
So who’s left in the shrinking free agency pool at WR for Howie Roseman?
The top names are Allen Robinson, D.J. Chark and Odell Beckham Jr. However the name to keep a close eye on is Pittsburgh wide out, Juju Smith-Schuster, who played in just five games in 2021, according to NFL reporter, Jordan Schultz, who reports the Eagles and Jaguars are "dark horse teams" for Smith-Schuster's services.
Schultz mentions that Philadelphia believes Smith-Schuster can be an ideal long-term complement to Smith. Adding Smith-Schuster would give the Eagles a nice tandem with Smith and Smith-Shuster and allow Quez Watkins and Reagor to battle it out for the No. 3 role.
Smith-Shuster caught 15 balls for 129 yards in five game last season and hasn't gone over the 1,000 yard s mark since 2018, when he had a monster 1,426 yards and seven touchdowns.