Leaguewide Reactions for the Jalen Reagor Trade to Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings, out of nowhere, traded for wide receiver Jalen Reagor from the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday. General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah sent a 2023 7th-Round pick and a conditional 4th-Rounder in 2024 to Philadelphia and welcomes a WR4 and punt returner with 1st-Round draft stock to Minnesota.
Second-year wideout Ihmir Smith-Marsette was waived to make room for Reagor, a cut not universally praised by Vikings faithful.
Still, the NFL world had thoughts about Reagor-to-Vikings, and these are some of the keynote reactions from Twitter.
Indeed, the Vikings travel to Pennsylvania for an immediate “who won the trade” festival.
Of course, there is an utter variance in production from men drafted back-to-back in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Memes in the form of videos were mandatory.
The sportsbooks have jokes.
Vikings fans used to chide Reagor for the Jefferson-Reagor comparisons.
This guy is just off his rocker from all angles in what seems like a parody account — but isn’t.
Some obligatory optimism.
Mr. Hayes confirms the NFL is a business that often has little loyalty attached.
The Amari Cooper trade looks silly in retrospect (unless the Vikings overpaid for Reagor).
Folks made a large stink on Tuesday about the death of the Vikings 2021 draft class, but it isn’t a strictly-Vikings ordeal.
More memes, this time in GIF format and Godfather style.
To date, Reagor hasn’t broken out, and YouTube video length confirms it.
Finally, Doug Farrar from USA Today described Reagor-to-Minnesota, “Reagor isn’t a precise route-runner, and the drops are pretty arfy. But if you get him going as a speed guy on basic route concepts, sweeps as a runner, and screens, he can be explosive. He’s not a No. 1. May never be. Utilized well, he does add color to your offense.”
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).