The last time the Eagles drafted a wide receiver in the first round, he helped them win a Super Bowl - but will be remembered better for a meme maligning his drops.
The Birds' newest rookie wideout, Jalen Reagor, knows all about the Nelson Agholor meme history. He's seen the jokes. He wants Eagles fans to know: he was right there with you.
Reagor, who the Eagles drafted at No. 21 overall in last month's NFL Draft, will have the spotlight directly on him this season, trying to prove himself worthy amid a sea of talented rookie wideouts.
He doesn't sound concerned, though, and in a recent appearance on the Adam Lefkoe Show podcast, Reagor touched on the iconic meme heard 'round the world after Agholor - the Eagles' first round pick in 2016 - couldn't pull in catchable passes against the Lions in Week 3 last season.
Here's the exchange:
LEFKOE: Do you think that you could catch - if there was a burning building and someone threw a child out, do you think you could catch that child?
LEFKOE: Good. Because we did have that guy who went viral because he said, 'I caught it, unlike Agholor.' So I just want to make sure you can catch kids from buildings.
REAGOR: Yeah. Yeah, that was hilarious, bro. [Laughs]
That Reagor enjoyed the joke, and is confident he won't repeat Agholor's mistakes, is enough to make me think Howie Roseman made the right choice.
Agholor, of course, has moved on to the Oakland Raiders on a surprising one-year deal.
Reagor dropped some more interesting nuggets during the podcast appearance, including the fact that he's doing 700 (!) push-ups every day. He also touched on his one big post-NFL Draft purchase:
REAGOR: The morning after, it was only two things I went and did.
I woke up, I was up at 8 a.m. After my 8 a.m. meeting with the Eagles media, I went and ran, I worked out, I came home, I took like an hour of downtime, and I went to the dealership. Got me a whip. And then, after that, I kicked it with a few of my homeboys, and I was at the crib.
LEFKOE: What was the whip? What'd we go with?
REAGOR: Went with an 2020 AMG GT 53.
For those keeping score at home, that thing starts at $99,950.
Welcome to the NFL, Jalen.
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