JJ Arcega-Whiteside might by no means fairly escape the ire of Philadelphia Eagles followers. He was chosen seven spots a head of D.Ok. Metcalf within the 2019 NFDL Draft. Metcalf developed into star extensive receiver for the Seattle and just lately signed a 3-year, $72 million contract extension. JJAW entered Eagles coaching camp on the roster bubble and was traded on August 15 to Seattle.
In 40 video games with the Eagles, JJAW solely had one landing. A severely underperforming second spherical choose whose mom as soon as held an umbrella to protect him from the solar, he was picked aside for each misstep by Eagles followers.
Cameron Mays, a lifelong Philadelphia Eagles fan, had a unique motive to be pissed off with JJAW. Mays positioned a $20, 3-leg identical sport parlay on the Eagles vs. Cowboys sport on Jan. 8. A dropped go by Arcega-Whiteside resulted in over $10,000 slipping by Mays’ fingers.
The final sport of the 2021 common season had little that means for the Philadelphia Eagles so that they rested the starters. The Dallas Cowboys have been enjoying for seeding within the NFC Playoffs and went on to beat the Birds. 51-26.
Mays, a lifelong Eagles fan from Virginia, positioned a identical sport parlay at FanDuel Sportsbook previous to the sport on January 8. He doesn’t often wager on the Philadelphia Eagles however he did for the Week 18 sport.
“I used to be solely betting on them (the Eagles) for that particular sport as a result of I knew it was the kind of sport the place the Eagles didn’t must put a number of stress on themselves that particular week,” commented Mays. “JJAW was within the parlay as a result of I knew the teaching workers would enable the opposite extensive receivers get some precious time with some gamers resting that week. I knew they (teaching/group) needed to see JJAW (play) to see in the event that they needed to maintain him on the roster for subsequent 12 months.”
The $20 parlay included
- Dalton Schultz to attain 2+ TDs
- Cedrick Wilson anytime TD scorer
- JJ Arcega-Whiteside anytime TD scorer
Cedrick Wilson caught a TD go within the first quarter. Dalton Schultz hauled in two catches for touches with lower than 1:45 remaining within the first half.
In a sport that the Eagles weren’t attempting to win, with a large receiver who solely had one profession landing, Mays requested for a miracle.
“I’m going to want JJAW to someway get a tuddy within the 2nd half,” he tweeted.
Mays didn’t have to attend lengthy for the Eagles backup quarterback Gardner Minshew to reply his plea. With 6:10 left within the third quarter, Minshew hit JJAW between the numbers in the long run zone and…he dropped it.
“I collapsed to the ground. I used to be numb,” mentioned Mays.
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Eagles fan took to Twitter with yet one more trigger for disappointment in JJAW. At 10:20 p.m. that night time, Mays replied to an Eagles Nation tweet that mentioned “I’m so sorry to whoever took our JJAW TD betting recommendation” together with his betslip.
What adopted was an outpouring of assist that was as heartfelt as condolences on receives when a liked one passes.
“I wasn’t shocked, trigger I knew some folks would really feel the identical actual feeling I felt through the second. Plus, I wanted some emotional assist from the most effective fan base in soccer.”
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Arcega-Whiteside was traded to the Seattle Seahawks on August 15 for defensive again Ugo Amadi. JJAW and Metcalf are actually teammates.
In an interview withPlayPennsylvania on Monday, Mays says he hopes JJAW will get used accurately in Seattle.
“I nonetheless like his body, and he does some good issues particularly in run performs.”
Sure, he does get flashbacks of the play – Minshew lofting the ball within the air, Steve Levy’s voice “in search of the endzone and it’s dropped..”
“I giggle about it now, however deep down it nonetheless hurts,” mentioned Mays.
The Eagles win complete at BetMGM Sportsbook in Pennsylvania has moved from 8.5 to 9.5 with the over juiced to -130. As a fan, Mays has excessive expectations for the Eagles
“I can see one thing particular taking place with them.”
Is there any specific season-long participant prop he’s eyeing?
“The protected guess could be AJ Brown.”
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