Eagles WR Jordan Matthews didn’t hesitate. Not for a second.
“Are those balls you feel like you should catch?”
“All the time,” Matthews said. “Definitely.”
In his preseason debut Friday night, the rookie had two drops and failed to come up with a third pass that was a tough play but one he should make.
He finished with four catches for just 14 yards in the Eagles’ preseason opener, a 34-28 loss to the Bears at Soldier Field.
Matthews was drawing a ton of praise in camp so far this season, but it wasn't a great debut in his first game. It's only preseason, and the Birds still expect big things from him in the season, but this could be the reason veteran Brad Smith was ahead of him on the depth chart coming into this game at the Eagles WR3 position.