The Wrong Matthews Gets Traded

Jordan Matthews has been the most consistent and reliable wide receiver for the team that drafted him in the second round out of Vanderbilt. After the off season acquisitions of Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith, Mack Holins, and Shelton Gibson, there was bound to be some sort of personnel move to account for this new found wealth.

Mach Hollins had a really promising first game last night, Agholor has really looked good this summer, Bryce Treggs even put up numbers last night. It was not so much that Jordan Matthews was the “odd man out,” but more that he was the only receiver with some sort of trade value.

I have and always will be a huge Jordan Matthews fan, he has awesome leadership, he is an awesome teammate, everyone loved him, his work ethic is second to none, and he played his hardest every single game.

With Matthews no longer our slot receiver, it looks like that job will go to Agholor. Repeat after me: “If Agholor can hold on to the ball, he will not be bad.”

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The Eagles ultimately traded Matthews and a third for the Bills’ young corner back Ronald Darby. Darby has played very good for the Bills and appears to be approaching very good/elite status, lets not forget he is only 23.

The Eagles acquired a very good, very young corner back for a career slot-receiver who is in the last year of his rookie contract, I like that.

Once Sidney Jones returns from injury, our top 4 corners will be Ronald Darby, Sidney Jones, Jalen Mills, and probably Rasul Douglas AND THEY ARE ALL 23 YEARS OR YOUNGER.

Thank you Jordan Matthews for your years of service to this great organization.

Now it is time to trade Ryan Mathews to Chicago for some Pizza.

-Richie Wielgus

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