6 biggest takeaways from the Vikings loss to the Eagles in Week 2
By Luke Parrish
Jalen Reagor should have a role in the offense
It was a small sample size in his return to Philadelphia, but Jalen Reagor looked decent for the Vikings. He’s always been a dynamic playmaker with the ball in his hands and it’s time to let him shine all over the field.
Minnesota has given Reagor the punt return duties, but he can be a bigger contributor in the offense, especially when they need a spark. He got some touches on Monday and made some things happen in the process. That should continue to happen as this season unfolds.
Reagor took over for K.J. Osborn as the slot wide receiver on the final drive of the game which was a new look but not necessarily anything I would worry about. However, Kevin O’Connell should design more touches for Reagor on jet sweeps and screen in the next few weeks to see if anything breaks open.
The Vikings lack a difference maker aside from Justin Jefferson. Adding more speed to the offense with guys like Reagor, Kene Nwangwu, or even Ty Chandler might be necessary.
After scoring just 13 points in its last six quarters of action, Minnesota needs to figure something out. Maybe Mike Zimmer and Klint Kubiak weren’t the only reasons the offense went stagnant at times.