“He was inconsistent,” coach Chip Kelly told reporters regarding the second-round wideouts preseason debut. “There was a ball on the sideline he could have caught. I don’t know if he was pressing, but there were some inconsistencies there. Sometimes, it’s the first time for guys in bright lights chance to play that out of their system and calm down.”
Still, it’s a work in progress. And there’s no guarantee that Matthews will be lighting up the scoreboard for the Eagles in 2014.
Whatever he does in 2014, Matthews could still become a star in the NFL. After all, even T.O. caught only 35 passes as a rookie in 1996.