Another season came and went for the Eagles and the fans. It seems to be a broken record after every season; we need a big running back, we need a #1 wide receiver. Well I believe that the Eagles do need a #1 wide receiver, and that man is free agent, Antonio Bryant.
Antonio Bryant, along with T.J. Houshmandzadeh, is one of the two best WR free agents out there this offseason. The Eagles still badly need a #1 wide receiver. Kevin Curtis and DeSean Jackson are both good receivers, however, neither has the size it takes to be a #1. If you bring a guy with the size and ability that is a #1 receiver, it instantly makes both Jackson and Curtis better. Jackson can split out wide on the other side, and after a great rookie season, will only get better. Curtis then moves to the slot, where he should be anyways, and will put up great numbers in the slot.
Antonio Bryant is a former Biletnikoff winner in college. This doesn't mean anything for his professional performance, but it does show the guy has the ability and can be an elite wide receiver. After a good rookie season, Antonio Bryant clashed with Bill Parcells and was traded to the Browns. Bryant put up his first 1000 yard season with the Browns, with Charlie Frye throwing him the ball. Then, Bryant got into some legal off-the-field troubles, and struggled, and then was out of the league. However, he made his resurgence with the Buccaneers this season, and was one of the top 10 receivers in the NFL this season. He finished the season with 83 receptions for 1248 yards, and 7 TD's, and was the only threat the Buccaneers had at wide receiver. He had multiple one-handed catches, and a 200-yard game thrown in there. He is also 4 years younger than Houshmandzadeh. He has the size and strength to be a #1 receiver. He can go deep, he can go over the middle, and had among the fewest dropped passes in the NFL this season. Antonio Bryant, assuming he stays in the NFL and stays out of trouble, which I think he will, will be an elite receiver in the NFL for a while. I just hope it with our Philadelphia Eagles.