On Wednesday, the Minnesota Vikings traded a 2023 seventh-round pick and a 2024 conditional fourth-round draft selection for Philadelphia Eagles receiver Jalen Reagor
who currently has the distinction of being selected one position ahead of Vikings star Justin Jefferson in the 2020 NFL Draft.
In his two seasons, Reagor has totaled 64 receiving yards for 695 yards, with three touchdowns. He's also returned 35 punts for 9.2 yards for each return, and one touchdown.
With No. Four receiver Bisi Johnson injured his ACL during the final preseason game the Vikings needed a player with experience to add depth to their trio of starters.
They clearly did not trust the rookie receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette, who was let go to make room for Reagor.
In the short term, Reagor provides somewhat of an emergency parachute in the event that Jefferson, Adam Thielen, or KJ Osborn get injured.
In the past, the Vikings were unable to pass after Adam Thielen suffered an ankle injury. This was partially due to the fact that they
did not have a player with previous expertise coming off the bench. Also, the Vikings were forced to shift Osborn to the outside of the receiver position more frequently.