Matthews wasn’t happy with Jeremiah’s comments.
Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews fired back at NFL Network report Daniel Jeremiah.
Earlier this week, Jeremiah said he believes Nelson Agholor will take over as Philadelphia’s slot receiver this season.
Here’s what Jeremiah had to say:
“Nelson Agholor has had a total rebirth…He’s going to be their slot receiver. I’ll be shocked if he’s not. I don’t know what that means for Jordan Matthews.”
Matthews, the current slot receiver for the Eagles, took exception to the prediction, and called out Jeremiah after practice.
Here’s what he had to say, per NJ.com:
“I really don’t think so. Football is so unpredictable. I came in last year and knew I had a great opportunity to a lot of stuff, especially early on, but I got hurt. It’s so early in training camp.
People make all kinds of bold predictions. The craziest thing is, if I make a bold prediction, or say something outlandish, and it’s wrong, I get scrutinized. He might do it … I mean, his mock drafts are pretty bad, every year. Nobody gets on him. It’s what it is. Nobody in any other field can be that wrong that many times and keep their job.”
It’s a harsh critique from Matthews, but perhaps there is an unknown backstory between the two or a reason Matthews was so fed up with Jeremiah’s claim that Agholor will be the starting slot receiver.
Matthews has been a lone bright spot for the Eagles at receiver after being drafted in the second round by the team in the 2014 NFL Draft.