Matthews flew to Oklahoma in March to work out with Bradford in hopes of continuing to build their quarterback-receiver chemistry. Although Bradford's recent trade request, which was later rescinded, briefly made matters contentious between he and the
Jordan Matthews will play outside receiver for the first time in his career in 2016, the Philadelphia Inquirer's Zach Berman reports.
After spending his first two seasons playing almost exclusively in the slot, a shift to the outside will be an interesting change of pace for the third-year wideout. Matthews' size was a big advantage against often-undersized slot cornerbacks, but he has emerged as the team's top receiving threat since the departure of fellow wideouts DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin, and teams' top receivers typically line up on the outside. He'll face elite coverage, but Matthews will also have a chance to prove he belongs as the Philadelphia Eagles ' No. 1 receiver.
Jordan Matthews caught seven passes for 54 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 35-30 win over the Giants.
Matthews finished his second season with 85 catches for 997 yards and eight touchdowns, a marked statistical improvement from last season despite his up-and-down play. His second half of the season, when quarterback Sam Bradford played his best football, showed that Matthews has the potential to be a perennial 1,000-yard wide receiver when he receives consistent quarterback play. Whether he has solved his drop problem completely remains to be seen.
Jordan Matthews caught six of eight targets for 104 yards and a touchdown Saturday against Washington.
Matthews has been playing very well of late, as he now has back-to-back games with over 100 yards and a touchdown, and he's found the end zone in four of his last five games. Up next is a Week 17 matchup against the Giants, who he had six catches on 11 targets for 59 yards against back in Week 6.
Matthews got off to a roaring start, catching all three of his targets for 53 yards on the
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