Eagles sign ex-Falcons star to bolster WR Corps for Jalen Hurts ahead of 2023 NFL season
After a successful career with the Atlanta Falcons, wide receiver Olamide Zaccheaus recently signed on with the Philadelphia Eagles to demonstrate his majesty on the field and assist quarterback Jalen Hurts in fulfilling the teams’ integrated roles.
Zaccheaus made his NFL debut against the Arizona Cardinals in 2019 after signing as an undrafted free agent with the Atlanta Falcons. He previously played for Virginia’s running back and receiver teams. In addition to 250 passes for 2,753 yards and 22 touchdowns, the 25-year-old ran 551 yards and two points on the ground for Virginia.
On December 8, 2019, the Falcons defeated the Carolina Panthers 40-20, marking his first win as a rookie. The receiver caught his first NFL catch during that game, a 93-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan, and was just as explosive as a big hawk.
It set a new NFL record for longest inaugural catch. The wide receiver had a career-best 40 catches and 533 receiving yards the previous season with the Atlanta Falcons.
Jalen Hurts now has a new WR power
Olamide has reportedly signed a contract with the Eagles, although the terms of the contract have not been disclosed, according to Adam Schefter.
Former WR Olamide Zaccheaus from the Falcons will sign with the Eagles, according to the Katz Brothers.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 19, 2023
Polished and naturally talented at the position, DeVonta Smith is already one of the top receivers on the team. AJ Brown also fills this position for the team. The Philadelphia Eagles have now added the former Falcons star to bolster their wide reception area.
The deal also gave them a new tool for their quarterbacks’ space, which Jalen Hurts recently occupied by re-signing. Hurts on Monday became the highest-earning player in NFL history after agreeing to a five-year, $255 million contract.
With 15 rushing yards, 70 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns, Jalen broke a record that had stood for 23 years for the team’s most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in a Super Bowl. If he can maintain that strategy and the new wide receiver can show off his great foot on the field, the Eagles could potentially declare themselves a Super Bowl contender.
Despite having two wide receivers, the Eagles appear to be making every effort to strengthen their roster, as evidenced by the signing of the veteran wide receiver.