NFC Notes: Eagles, Washington, Dwayne Haskins

     

Eagles

Wide receiver was a popular pick for the Eagles in mock drafts this past spring, with most giving Philadelphia former LSU WR Justin Jefferson. But when the time came to make the pick, the Eagles took WR Jalen Reagor with Jefferson still on the board. Jefferson is in the midst of what could be one of the most productive rookie seasons by a receiver ever for the Vikings while Reagor has played just four games. The comparisons are inevitable but Reagor pointed out comparison is the thief of joy. 

“That’s the only person that people bring up,” said Reagor via the Athletic’s Zach Berman. “It’s not for me to watch another man’s success and be like, ‘Oh, I wish I was —’ … I mean, it is what it is. He hasn’t had any injuries; I have. I can’t watch another man’s journey. I just have to be ready to conquer mine when the time comes. What’s life without scars?”

Washington

Washington Football Team’s recently hired president Jason Wright said that the organization continuing with its current name or switching its name to Washington Football Club is “definitely in the running.”  

“It’s definitely in the running,” Wright said, via John Keim of ESPN. “I don’t think anything is off the table. … With this one, people are excited about the idea of a club has an identity rooted solely in the area it represents. Maybe it’s Football Team or it’s Football Club. We need to get underneath the why, so no matter what direction we go, we can pull on the heartstrings of folks.”

Wright said they will not require a long process to finalize a name-change, similar to the Los Angeles Rams taking two-years for its new logo.  

“We’ll move a lot faster than that,” Wright said.

Wright added that the “Red Wolves” could be a possible name for Washington in order to honor animal conservation and possibly add new chant ideas. 

“We could do something around conservation and animal rights,” Wright said. “That’s a compelling idea; an idea around the fan experience of a howl that would fill the stadium. Underneath for us is to understand why. Are we an environmentally savvy fan base across fan groups?”

Wright added that the “Red Tails” is another name they are considering to recognize the Tuskegee Airmen of World War 2. 

“If you’re repping this area, you have to go big on vets,” Wright said. 

Dwayne Haskins

Washington QB coach Ken Zampese said he still believes in Dwayne Haskins as their future quarterback and “not rush to judgment” with the second-year player. 

“Very few people can throw the ball like that. He’s in a select group. There’s more to quarterback than that. We’re working on that now. It’s early. Let’s not rush to judgment,” said Zampese, via Ben Standig. 

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