Monday Night Football’s contest between the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings will mark the first time Jalen Reagor suits up against his former team.
Selected by the Eagles with the 21st overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Reagor’s two years in Philadelphia can only be described as a massive failure.
To add insult to injury, the Vikings would select Justin Jefferson – Reagor’s new teammate — with the very next pick.
He made just 64 receptions for 695 yards and three touchdowns in his short tenure with the Birds. Along with the lack of production, Reagor’s four fumbles and five drops in that timeframe were the cause of the fanbase’s disdain.
I’ve been asking for more Ward if Reagor wasn’t going to give you anything (ironically enough Reagor set this up with an amazing catch at the 2 yard line)— Hunter Brody (@Brodes81) November 28, 2021
Unacceptable drop. pic.twitter.com/SB3QCKls1T
This drop on 4th down by Jalen Reagor to lose to the Giants was absolutely brutal pic.twitter.com/ByQLn3xoNL— Jarad Evans (@PFF_Jarad) February 10, 2022
The Eagles traded Reagor to Minnesota in exchange for a 2023 seventh-round pick and a conditional fourth-rounder in 2024 over the offseason to wash their hands of the whole experience.
When he was asked if revenge would play a factor in his return to Philly, Reagor shot it straight.
“Of course. Why not? But I’m not going into the game pressing. Just going to let the game come to me.”
"Of course. Why not? But I'm not going to go into the game pressing. Just going to let the game come to me”— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) September 16, 2022
-Jalen Reagor when he was asked if he has some revenge on his mind returning to the Linc Monday night
Reagor will return punts
Reagor will be returning punts for the Vikings, which is a job that requires full focus. With 67,000 Eagles fans bearing down on him that could spell trouble.
Eagles fans know all about that.
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