Justin Jefferson reportedly causing problems in the Eagles front office

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Justin Jefferson
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Justin Jefferson /

The Philadelphia Eagles are not enjoying the current success of the Minnesota Vikings rookie.

When it came time for the Minnesota Vikings to make their first selection of the 2020 NFL Draft with the No. 22 pick, they couldn’t believe that Justin Jefferson was still available. Especially since the team picking right before the Vikings in the first round, the Philadelphia Eagles, were also in need of wide receiver help.

The Eagles did end up adding a receiver, but it was former TCU pass-catcher Jalen Reagor instead of Jefferson. So with the former LSU receiver still on the board, Minnesota didn’t waste any time to make their pick.

Two thirds into the 2020 season and it’s clear that the Vikings got the better selection of the two receivers. Reagor has only caught 19 passes for just 222 yards and one touchdown in six appearances this year while Jefferson is in the middle of setting new all-time rookie records for Minnesota.

Minnesota Vikings reaping the benefits of a poor decision by the Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia had the opportunity to draft Jefferson with the No. 21 pick this year. For whatever reason though, the Eagles went with Reagor instead.

Watching Jefferson get off to such a great start with the Vikings is apparently making life miserable in the Philadelphia front office this season.

According to NFL Insider John Clayton, there have been some “internal rifts,” in the Eagles front office this year in regards to the team’s decision to draft Reagor instead of Jefferson. Unsurprisingly, Clayton also added that some members of Philadelphia’s front office wanted the team to select Jefferson in the draft.

Listen, this isn’t going to heal the wounds that still remain from the Vikings’ ugly loss to the Eagles in the 2017 NFC Championship. But knowing that Minnesota drafting Jefferson is something that could also end up having a big impact on Philadelphia’s future is pretty delightful.

Reagor still has plenty of time to have a great career in the NFL. Jefferson just got off to a blazing start and now he’s got a lot of general managers around the league questioning their decision to pass on him in the 2020 draft.