Greg Ward waited three long years for the opportunity to become an integral part of the Eagles offense and now the former Houston Cougars quarterback will enter the 2020 offseason with expectations.
Ward made Nelson Agholor obsolete, finishing the regular season with 28 receptions for 254 yards and a touchdown.
Even more impressive for the practice squad call-up, Ward didn’t record his first catch until Week 12. Now finally having secured a roster spot, Bleacher Report has named Ward the Eagles candidate for a breakout year in 2020.
When the Philadelphia Eagles needed help in their wide receiver corps down the stretch, Greg Ward delivered. The 2017 undrafted free agent recorded his first NFL catch in Week 12 and finished the regular season with 28 receptions for 254 yards and a touchdown.
Ward is under contract for 2020, so he’ll have a great chance of breaking out as one of Carson Wentz’s favorite targets.
If you prorate Ward’s final six games over a full campaign, he’d have a 75-catch, 677-yard, three-touchdown season. However, Ward’s numbers could be much better than that.
Ward has a bargain contract that makes it almost certain that he returns to the Eagles roster in 2020 and not specifically as a practice squad player. Ward is only getting better and with a healthy DeSean Jackson, a draft pick or two and a more defined role, he’ll be called upon to do damage from the slot next season.