2020 Stat Predictions: WR/TE
The Eagles will be taking the field in less than a week, and it's time to take a look at how the players receiving passes from Carson Wentz will produce this season. It could be a magical season if the speedy group of wide receivers stays healthy and Zach Ertz shows out to gain momentum on a big contract.
The good news, DeSean Jackson is healthy. The bad news, he's struggled to finish a season for several years now. With so many question marks surrounding the 12-year veteran, it's tough to gauge how he will perform in 2020. I'll be optimistic that he will finish the season healthy and produce massive numbers for the Birds this season. Look for 51 catches, 811 yards and 6 touchdowns.
Jeffery will not start the season due to injury, but expect him to have a solid back half of the season. He still remains a reliable threat when healthy and on the field, so there's no reason Jeffery shouldn't produce. Jeffery will finish the season with 38 catches, 462 yards and four touchdowns.
GREG WARD JR.
Ward captured the hearts of many Eagles' fans with his performances in the final half of the season in 2019. There's no reason to believe Ward won't be one of the top wide receivers for the team in 2020. He has gained the trust of Wentz and the coaches, and he will continue to put up reasonable numbers every week. Ward will finish the season with 44 catches, 412 yards and three touchdowns.
General Manager Howie Roseman stated Arcega-Whiteside finally looks like the guy they drafted on the WIP Morning Show. Eagles' fans everywhere can hope that this would be the case after a disappointing rookie season. Well, I'm not buying it. His production will be down due to the speedy additions from the offseason. Look for 23 catches, 183 yards and no touchdowns.
Reagor won't be able to start Week 1 due to injury, but early indications are he'll be back by Week 2 or 3. With that said, the rookie was having a good enough camp to turn heads this offseason and most certainly will be a big-time threat for Wentz to throw to. Reagor will look to take the tops off of defenses opposite of Jackson. He'll finish the season with 48 catches, 682 yards and six touchdowns.
Another rookie on the roster to look out for in 2020. Hightower had a productive camp and is expected to be another deep threat for the Birds. The injury to Reagor will help him early in the season to gain the trust of the coaching staff. Expect 12 catches, 131 yards and a touchdown for the Boise State product.
We all know, barring injury, that Ertz is going to get his in 2020. Not only is he one of the better tight ends in the league, he's in a contract year. He's also the number one target for Wentz. While he won't put up 2018 numbers, he'll finish the season with 73 catches, 784 yards and eight touchdowns.
Goedert became a serious red zone threat in 2019 for the Eagles. Teams will have to respect him in the red zone, but he will remain a matchup nightmare for linebackers. He won't produce the same way he did in 2019, but Goedert will put up a respectable 43 catches, 452 yards and two touchdowns this season.
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