Eagles sign ex-Falcons star to bolster WR corps for Jalen Hurts prior NFL 2023 season

Following a successful career with the Atlanta Falcons, wide receiver Olamide Zaccheaus recently enrolled in the Philadelphia Eagles in order to display his majesty on the field and aid quarterback Jalen Hurts in executing the teams’ integrated roles.

Eagles to sign wide receiver and South Jersey product Olamide Zaccheaus

Zaccheaus made his NFL debut against the Arizona Cardinals in 2019 after signing with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent. Earlier than that, he played for Virginia’s running back and receiver teams. In addition to receiving 250 passes for 2,753 yards and 22 touchdowns, the 25-year-old ran for 551 yards and two scores on the ground for Virginia.

On December 8, 2019, the Falcons defeated the Carolina Panthers 40–20, marking his first victory as a rookie. The receiver caught his first NFL catch, a 93-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan, during that game and was just as explosive as a big falcon.

It established a new NFL record for the longest opening catch. The wide receiver had a career-best 40 catches and 533 receiving yards with the Atlanta Falcons in the previous campaign. 

Jalen Hurts now has a new WR power

Olamide has reportedly signed a contract with The Eagles, though the terms of the contract have not been disclosed, according to Adam Schefter’s reports. 

DeVonta Smith, who is polished and naturally talented at the position, is already one of the best receivers on the team. A.J. Brown also fills this position for the team. The Philadelphia Eagles have now added the former Falcons star to shore up their wide receiving area. 

Through the deal, they also acquired a new tool for their quarterbacks’ room, which Jalen Hurts recently occupied through re-signing. Hurts became the player with the highest average yearly salary in NFL history on Monday after agreeing to a five-year, $255 million contract.

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With 15 rushes, 70 rushing yards, and three rushing touchdowns, Jalen broke a record that had stood for 23 years for the most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in a Super Bowl for the team. If he can maintain this strategy and the new wide receiver can excel on the field with his magnificent foot, the Eagles could potentially declare themselves as Super Bowl contenders.

Despite having two wide receivers, it appears the Eagles are making every effort to strengthen their roster, as evidenced by their signing of the veteran wide receiver.


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Shabiha is a sports content writer for Sportszion. The writer completed her graduation in Management and post-graduation in HRM. Writing is her passion and she has a long career goal in relation to writing.


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