Could Chicago Bears add this WR from Eagles?

Jalen Reagor (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
Jalen Reagor (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

When the Philadelphia Eagles traded for A.J. Brown it all but ended the chances for Jalen Reagor to be a player who impacts the team. Is this a player that the Chicago Bears should have interest in?

Should Chicago Bears have an interest in Jalen Reagor?

The biggest thing that Reagor has going for him is his age. He was drafted at age 21 and is still just 23 years old. If the Bears are going to bet on a wide receiver, it might as well be someone who is two years younger than their rookie Velus Jones.

Still, Reagor even entered the NFL long before Dante Pettis. Pettis was a rookie at age 23 and Is now 28. Equanimous St. Brown is 25 years old and has 543 career yards and the Bears are saying he is young and has upside. Reagor Reagor had 695 yards by age 22. Byron Pringle did not record an NFL catch until he was 26, so it seems a bit wild for anyone to write off Reagor at this point.

Jalen Reagor does not sound like this high upside name until you think that he would be the youngest wide receiver of the group by a couple of years and that includes rookies. He also has more production by age 22 than most receivers on the roster.

He was a first-round pick for a reason. That is because he is fast, he can jump and he was producing at college as a freshman, and got into the NFL by age 21. There is some upside here.

For the Chicago Bears, they can probably play this smartly. The Eagles have A.J. Brown, Devonta Smith, Quez Watkins, and Zach Pascal. The Bears know that Reagor will be gone. A conditional seventh-round pick could add him into the mix, and make him the highest upside bet on the roster.

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It is worth considering, and even if not they could likely be a team in contention to sign him after he is released. A player like Jalen Reagor is who the team should be considering at this stage.