Jalen Reagor was chosen with the 21st pick in the 2020 draft, and he is looking like another Eagles bust. While Justin Jefferson was chosen by the Vikes with the 22nd pick and is playing like an All Pro.
By Max Harper
Somehow, after all the mistakes, the Eagles were still in yesterday’s game against the Giants.
Jalen Hurts threw three interceptions.
The Eagles committed a holding penalty that negated Boston Scott’s 21-yard touchdown run just before that interception.
Then with 90 seconds left, Scott fumbled the ball away at midfield.
But the Eagles still had a chance to win the game
But they couldn’t overcome what receiver Jalen Reagor called “two drops,” the second coming on fourth-and-10 from the Giants’ 27 when Reagor couldn’t come down with the ball at the 1-yard line with 25 seconds left.
All of that doomed the Eagles to a 13-7 loss to the Giants on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
It left wide receiver DeVonta Smith storming of the field, yelling and pumping his arms in frustration, and Hurts bending over, grabbing his helmet in frustration.
Smith apparently had a step on his defender into the end zone on the fourth-down play, but Hurts didn’t throw it his way.
“I’m sure he was upset. I was upset, too,” Hurts said. “People express themselves differently. But we came up short in the game, and that hurts, especially in a fashion like this where we had so many opportunities.
“But when you turn the ball over like that – which we haven’t done (lately) – four times, you don’t deserve to win the game.”
Reagor not only dropped the ball on fourth down, but he also dropped a deep ball on first down from the Eagles’ 38 with a minute left.
“Just two drops that I would say is very uncharacteristic,” Reagor said. “Just gotta go through the highs and lows, go to the next week and make the plays.”
Scott, meanwhile, was the main running back in the fourth quarter because Miles Sanders had left earlier with an ankle injury.