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1,549 catches, 22,895 yards, 197 touchdowns. Those are the numbers Jordan Matthews will put up over the next 20 years.
Okay, those are the exact statistics produced by Matthews' cousin, Hall of Fame legend Jerry Rice. But if you listen to the hype this offseason, you'll hear some pretty wild predictions for Matthews.
Eagles beat writer Jimmy Kempski already declared Matthews the best receiver on the team, which led to an absolute media storm.
Let's hope Matthews plays in pads the same way he's looked in shorts, because he has the extremely difficult task of replacing veteran DeSean Jackson, the team's best deep threat, who was released following the best year of his career.
Jackson is now on the Washington Redskins, and Matthews is his future replacement. Oh, and don't forget about Josh Huff, the Eagles' third-round pick, a former Oregon receiver.
Huff, who played more than 90 percent of his snaps in the slot at college, is expected to enter the season as the team's fourth receiver, significantly below Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper and Matthews on the team's depth chart.
Will it be hard for the Eagles to move on from Jackson? Absolutely. Can they do it with Matthews and Huff? Well, maybe not this year (although don't rule it out). But by 2015, I expect Matthews and Huff to be more effective than Jackson will be in the nation's capital.