The Philadelphia Eagles have been dealing with a nightmare day on Sunday in their Wild Card game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Down 17-0 at halftime, the Bucs have essentially put the game away in the second half, leading 31-15 in the middle of the fourth quarter.
While there will be plenty of topics of discussion on Monday on Philly sports radio stations, the hands of Jalen Reagor will no doubt be taking up plenty of airtime given his many issues dealing with punt returns during the game.
Back when the Bucs led 17-0 in the third quarter, the Eagles still had a shot to get back in the game as Tampa punted the ball to them with decent field position. However, Reagor muffed the punt and the Bucs recovered, which eventually led to a back-breaking touchdown.
It’s just been one of those days for the Eagles 😬pic.twitter.com/XIpHb37K58
— PFF (@PFF) January 16, 2022
That was bad enough but, later on, when the Eagles still could consider the possibility of a magical comeback, Reagor fielded another punt just outside of the endzone, muffing it again and killing any chance at a good return.
Jalen Reagor's punt returns might possibly be a topic of conversation on Philly sports radio tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/USvqNkst4Q
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) January 16, 2022
Drops and hands issues are nothing new for Reagor, who has been frustrating Eagles fans during the season. However, his inability to field punts at this critical time with the season on the line is the kind of thing that gets guys run out of town. And in the meantime, Philly fans and NFL folks were not pleased with his performance via social media.
Really can't be stressed enough how much that Jalen Reagor fumble took the life out of this team. They looked bad before it. They look lifeless since it. #Eagles
— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) January 16, 2022
We all know Jalen Reagor is a really bad NFL player. But it’s striking just how REALLY, REALLY, REALLY BAD he is.
— Joe DeCamara (@JoeDeCamara) January 16, 2022
Jalen Reagor please do this now pic.twitter.com/G6uZ3TLKl1
— Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) January 16, 2022
Jalen Reagor going out atrociously bro is a 1st round PUNT RETURNER
— malik🦦 (@HollywoodJetEra) January 16, 2022
Jalen Reagor loses football games. I've said it all year. He should not be playing.
— Reuben Frank (@RoobNBCS) January 16, 2022
Get Jalen Reagor off this team.#Eagles
— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) January 16, 2022
We’ll see if Reagor still has a job with the Eagles next week. Given his performance on Sunday and the reaction to it, it seems fairly unlikely for the former first-rounder.