Jordan Matthews confident of his value in free agency

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Bills receiver Jordan Matthews is confident some team will see him as a No. 1 receiver.

He hits free agency coming off a season when he made only 25 catches for 282 yards and a touchdown. Matthews points to his injuries as a reason for the decline in production, which limited him to 10 games, including seven starts.

“I had two surgeries this off-season on my ankle and knee,” Matthews said, via SiriusXM NFL Radio. “I think people will go back to my tape with the Eagles and know that I was trending as a No. 1 receiver before all the injuries.”

Matthews actually underwent three surgeries last season. He had thumb surgery in early October. In December, Matthews went back underneath the knife for surgeries on his left knee and right ankle.

Matthews was productive in three seasons in Philadelphia, making 225 catches for 2,673 yards and 19 touchdowns, so his market value will prove interesting.

30 responses to “Jordan Matthews confident of his value in free agency

  1. Sorry, you are not a #1 WR. What you are, is a non productive Slot WR. A bit injury prone too. To reverse a common goodbye sentiment, See ya, adios, don’t let the door????

  2. As an Eagles fan I like Matthews a lot, but teams will know that a lot of his production here came from being the only capable guy for a couple of years and out the slot. When you add in that at the time the Chip Kelly offense was in place for two of those years it doesn’t help, for all his floors, Kelly did manage to get great numbers that artificially inflated JM’s career stats.

  3. Hugely underrated talent. I don’t live in Philly so I’m not sure why they soured on him. (Maybe there are legit reasons- I just don’t know.) Injury and QB situation in BUF certainly prevented him from showing anything last season. PFT has him rated as the 7th best WR FA, but I would rank him 3rd, ahead of Sammy Watkins.

  4. Eagles fan here. Appreciate what he did for us but he’s an OK #2/ good #3. The only reason he “trended” as a #1 is because Chip Kelly got rid of all the offensive talent and he was forced into the role.

    Just a guy.

  5. Very good receiver and solid team guy but a #1? Not so sure. Was durable with the birds but unfortunately got banged up in his contract year with the Bills.

  6. By the third game of the year Corey Coleman will break his hand again, Josh Gordon will be suspended again, and Jordan Mathews getting 25 catches for 282 will be good enough to qualify as their #1 WR.

  7. He is an awesome locker room guy but I hope he doesn’t believe he’s a #1. He never hit 1000 yards and his best years came when everyone’s stats were inflated bc of Chip Kelly’s offense running so many plays. Not to mention the huge number of bad drops especially at crucial times, lack of sideline awareness, or the fact that he’s only ever succeeded in the slot. Bad luck with the injuries but he is not gonna get the money he is hoping for. He is an extremely average player

  8. Can’t be a #1 if you’re not available. Bad football genetics can’t do a thing about

  9. therealnorwegianblue says:
    March 6, 2018 at 7:44 pm
    Hugely underrated talent. I don’t live in Philly so I’m not sure why they soured on him. (Maybe there are legit reasons- I just don’t know.) Injury and QB situation in BUF certainly prevented him from showing anything last season. PFT has him rated as the 7th best WR FA, but I would rank him 3rd, ahead of Sammy Watkins.
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    You can’t be serious.

  10. He needs to talk to GM Kim Pegula, it’s his only hope to get the money he wants.

    All the other GM’s know what they’re doing.

  11. joetoronto says:
    March 7, 2018 at 8:33 am
    He needs to talk to GM Kim Pegula, it’s his only hope to get the money he wants.

    All the other GM’s know what they’re doing.
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    Kim Pegula has zero input on roster moves or signings… she stays as involved with her team as any owner should. She attends big meetings & press holdings, but lets her GM Brandon Beane do what he thinks is best for the team. You really have no clue whatsoever what you are talking about, so stick to hockey, drinking or dancing with Justin Trudeau or whatever it is you do for fun. Leave the NFL alone.

  12. I’d like to have him back… but probably not at the price that he wants. Best of luck to him.

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