The Philadelphia Eagles had high hopes for J.J. Arcega-Whiteside when they drafted him 57th overall in 2019. After all, he finished with over 1,000 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns in his final season as a wide receiver at Stanford ahead of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Unfortunately, Arcega-Whiteside hasn't accomplished anything in his 40 career NFL games. The Eagles are now desperate to the point where they're attempting to salvage the 25-year-old's career by moving him from wideout to tight end for the 2022 season, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane.
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The change of positions could be what Arcega-Whiteside needs to rejuvenate his career. He was supposed to develop into a starting wideout but has only recorded 35 receptions for 290 yards and a touchdown across three NFL seasons.
Back in 2019, some draft analysts described Arcega-Whiteside as being a red-zone threat, which means, in theory, he should have the tools to play the tight end position. He stands at 6-foot-2 and weighs 225 pounds, giving him decent to play the role.
The 2022 NFL season could be Arcega-Whiteside's last chance at making a legitimate NFL impact. He'll be an unrestricted free agent next offseason and chances are that other teams won't show much interest if he doesn't make much of an impact as a tight end.
Having Arcega-Whiteside finally break out would certainly help the Eagles challenge for the divisional crown in the upcoming season. They currently have +310 odds to win the NFC East on FanDuel Sportsbook, trailing only the Dallas Cowboys at -110.
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