With all the offseason turmoil and upheaval with the Philadelphia Eagles this year, some good news is certainly welcomed by the team. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin is happy to oblige.
Maclin says his surgically repaired knee — which kept him out of action for most of the 2013 season — is “back to being 100 percent healthy” according to a report from ESPN’s Ashley Fox.
The Eagles will be looking for some way to replace the production they will be losing with the departure of DeSean Jackson, who was released and subsequently signed by the Washington Redskins.
The prospects for the Maclin, who isn’t quite 26 years old, have a huge ceiling in Chip Kelly’s offense. The last time Maclin played in a full season (under then-head coach Andy Reid), he totaled 70 receptions for 964 yards and 10 touchdowns. That bodes well for the Eagles in terms of finding someone to replace Jackson.
Maclin is the antitheses of the much-maligned Jackson, coming off as a player who is humble and goes about his job in a very efficient and diligent way, and has a reputation as a supportive and excellent teammate.
If he can put up numbers simliar to D-Jax, and make strides to putting up better stats in key games (where is seems that Jackson had a propensity to disappear), Maclin may keep the Eagles from missing Me-Jax.