As you might have heard, the Buffalo Bills made a couple of trades today. While the biggest return could end up being the draft picks (a second and a third next year), let’s take a look at the guy who will be back-filling Sammy Watkins’ spot on the roster.
Jordan Matthews was a second-round pick out of Vanderbilt by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2014…so, yes, he’s in a contract year. In 46 career games, he has 225 catches for 2,673 yards and 19 touchdowns. He finished second on the team in all three categories behind tight end Zach Ertz last year, but he’s been a clear number one receiver given the lack of development from Nelson Agholor.
Brandon Gowton of Bleeding Green Nation, our Eagles blog at SB Nation, had this to say about the trade:
“I’m not shocked the Eagles traded Jordan Matthews. The writing was on the wall.