One name often forgot about around the league is wide receiver, Jordan Matthews. That may be because his last good season was four years ago.
Not many people, other than Philadelphia Eagles fans may remember when he put up three straight 800+ yard seasons. That’s because it was with the Eagles from 2014-2016 that he played his best.
The notable drop in the wideout’s career came after the Buffalo Bills traded for him in 2017. His 2016 season with 804 yards and three touchdowns in 14 games dropped to 282 yards and one touchdown in 10 games.
There are a variety of different reasons as to why the drop happened that can be looked at. From coaching to the quarterback, to even the usage.
How would the speedy receiver fit in with Dallas? He can play a similar role to that of former Cowboys wide receiver Randall Cobb. While Matthews’ routes aren’t as good as Cobb’s, he may use his speed and quickness to his advantage.
If he can keep his catching percentage to 65+, then he will fit in well. He did this in four out of his six seasons so far, so it’s not asking for all that much.
Not being as involved in the offense may hurt him though. When he thrived in Philadelphia, he was either the top or up there as one of the biggest receiving threats.
Getting repeated involvement allows Jordan to build confidence and to get a rhythm going. Without that, he may be inconsistent.
How new head coach Mike McCarthy could use this is up in the air. Considering Cobb had 83 catches and 823 yards with Dallas last year, a similar situation can happen this season with Matthews.