Zac Pascal leaves the Eagles to join Jonathan Gannon’s Cards

Zac Pascal leaves the Eagles to join Jonathan Gannon's Cards

Apparently Nick Siriani’s favorite Zac Pascal is Jonathan Gannon’s favorite too.

Pascal, who caught 15 passes for 150 yards and a touchdown in his first year with the Eagles, signed a two-year free agent contract with Cards Monday, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.

Pascal was with Gannon in Indianapolis along with Sirianni led by Frank Reich from 2018 through 2020 and with Gannon and Sirianni with the Eagles last season.

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The Eagles signed Pascal for his blocking, toughness, and drive but also as a reliable backup receiver, but after averaging 41 catches for 472 yards and four TDs in four years at Indy, he was truly a non-factor as a receiver this past season.

After a 57-yard game in Week 7 against the Steelers, he caught just 10 passes for 69 yards in his last 13 games — that’s about 5 yards per game.

Of the 115 wide receivers who have played at least 300 snaps this year, only three have had fewer yards than Pascal (Kellan Cole, former Eagle Marcus Johnson and Cam Simms).

The only other Eagles receiver since Stathead began tracking snap counts in 2012 to play 300+ catches and have 150 yards or less was Mack Hollins in 2019 (395 catches, 125 yards).

Although AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith shone last season, the Eagles didn’t get much production out of their other receivers.

Quiz Watkins’ shots decreased by just 90 — from 771 to 681 — but receiving yards fell from 647 to 354 and yards per goal fell from 15.0 to 10.7. With fumbles and touchdowns—including a costly one in the Super Bowl—he had a direct hand in three of the Eagles’ four losses.

Watkins is still under contract for another year, but with Paschal gone, the only other experienced receiver under contract is Greg Ward, who spent most of last year on the practice squad, not making a game and scoring just seven times since 2020, alongside With guys like Terry Cleveland, Britain Coffee and Devon Allen. Cleveland has eight career receptions, Coffey has none and Allen has never had 53.

Howie Roseman has selected 11 wide receivers in 12 drafts with the Eagles, including five in the first three rounds – Josh Huff and Jordan Matthews in 2014, Shelton Gibson and Mack Hollins in 2017, JJ Arcega-Whiteside in 2019, Watkins and John Hightower in in 2020 and Smith in 2021.

The Eagles have now lost 10 2022 NFC Champions – starters Javon Hargrave (49ers), TJ Edwards (Bears), Marcus Epps (Raiders), Keizer White (Cards), Miles Sanders (Panthers), Isaac Somalo (Steelers), and CJ Gardner-Johnson plus to backup Gardner Minshew (Colts), Andre Dillard (Titans), and Pascal.

They signed Jason Kelsey, Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham, as well as James Bradbury, Boston Scott, Rashad Penny, Grady Williams and Marcus Mariota and restructured Darius Slay.

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