Philadelphia Eagles followers throw WR Jalen Reagor beneath the bus

Philly fans sure don’t like Jalen Reagor.

Philly followers positive don’t like Jalen Reagor.
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On Monday, Atlanta Falcons’ broad receiver Calvin Ridley was suspended for everything of the 2022 season because of a five-day span by which he says he guess $1500 on NFL video games.

I’m not right here to delve into how the punishment doesn’t match the crime, or how different gamers have been suspended for a lot fewer video games for way more heinous acts, or how gamers collaborating in buy-in fantasy leagues is OK, however betting on video games that the gamers aren’t even concerned (Ridley guess on the Falcons however was away from the workforce on the time) in is blasphemy. All I’m right here to debate is how Ridley has been mistreated and nobody believes some other participant ought to fall sufferer to an identical destiny.

Effectively, I assume not.

Philadelphia Eagles’ followers have been taking to Twitter to let the NFL know that their former first-round choice, broad receiver Jalen Reagor, was additionally betting on NFL video games final season. Was he? There may be zero evidence that he was, however these followers noticed what occurred to Calvin Ridley and have been making an attempt to make sure that Reagor met the identical destiny.

The narrative round Reagor is well-known at this level. Not solely is he some of the infuriating receivers to cheer for with a myriad of drops on his resumé, together with two potential game-winning drops in opposition to the New York Giants in Week 12, however he was additionally drafted one choose earlier than Justin Jefferson, who’s now extensively thought-about a top-three receiver within the NFL.

Nonetheless, regardless of the underwhelming manufacturing and expensive drops, Reagor was the workforce’s fourth-leading receiver with 33 receptions for 299 yards and a pair of scores. He was one among solely 5 Eagles with a number of receiving touchdowns final season. Yeah, he’s not good, however he wasn’t so unhealthy that the workforce could be higher off with out him, proper? Positive, however it’s not at all times about what’s finest for the workforce, generally it’s about sending a message.

In 2020, simply three video games into Reagor’s profession, he was already stirring up a ruckus with Eagles followers. The workforce began the season 0-2-1 and have been recent off a tie in opposition to the lowly Bengals. Followers have been rightfully upset. They anticipated extra of Carson Wentz, Doug Pederson, and firm. Reagor wasn’t having it although. He fired off a tweet (now deleted) geared toward Eagles followers saying “I see all that bs y’all saying, preserve that very same power.” Reagor tried to backtrack along with his subsequent tweet: “Luv y’all,” however the harm had already been performed. Reagor had misplaced his new metropolis. He didn’t even play in that Week 3 tie to Cincinnati, so followers weren’t even upset at Reagor, however by inserting himself into the scenario, he put the bull’s eye on his again, and ever since then, each drop, each poorly-run route, each misstep by Reagor is simply another excuse for followers to be upset with him.

Plainly displeasure has reached its boiling level. Followers may care much less what occurs with Reagor. They’ve DeVonta Smith, Quez Watkins, and Dallas Goedert, they don’t want Reagor anymore. Commerce him, launch him, have him get suspended after going through false accusations of betting on NFL video games, doesn’t matter. The followers are performed with him, and so they’re not afraid to point out it.

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