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Forward Progress: Jordan Matthews


Contract Status: Jordan Matthews signed a four-year deal on May 27, 2014.

2014 Season In Review: In a season replete with rookie wide receiver talent, Matthews did his part to stand out, both within his team and throughout the NFL. Matthews caught 67 balls for 872 yards and eight touchdowns in his first professional campaign, finishing in the top five among rookies in all three categories. And it was one of the most productive rookie receiving seasons in franchise history as well: Matthews ended the year ranked second all time among Eagles rookies in receptions and receiving yardage, and tied for second in receiving touchdowns. He proved to be a valuable weapon from the slot, able to create yards after the catch as he caught fire in the second half of the season.

What's On The Horizon: It's possible that we've only seen the tip of the iceberg from Matthews. He was great in his role as the Eagles' slot wide receiver, but with the speed and production he showed this season, Matthews could be vying for an outside wideout position come Training Camp. He certainly has the size and the hands to keep producing at this level for the forseeable future. With a full offseason to tighten his game and develop a rapport, Matthews should be able to use his rookie season as a stepping stone to bigger and brighter things in 2015.

All About Matthews: "What I love about Jordan is he constantly, constantly is trying to improve himself as a football player." - Head coach Chip Kelly

Even in an outstanding rookie wide receiver class, Jordan Matthews shined. View some of his best photos ...

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