Trades are part of the business in the NFL. And today was no different for wide receiver Jordan Matthews, who was moved to Buffalo to play for the Bills.
Matthews, 25, was part of a deal that brought cornerback Ronald Darby to Philadelphia
Last season, Matthews had 73 receptions, 804 yards and three touchdowns for the Eagles.
Whatever his productivity is on the field, it’s clear that off the field he was a beloved teammate. Quarterback Carson Wentz was among the many Eagles players who took to social media to express their love and support for Matthews.
Crazy part of this business. @jmattjmattjmatt you'll always be my boy both on & off the field. Couldn't ask for a better teammate & friend.
— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) August 11, 2017
I've only been around @jmattjmattjmatt for a few months but he is easily one of my favorite teammates ever. Good luck bro! God has you!
— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) August 11, 2017
— Trey Burton (@TreyBurton8) August 11, 2017
Can't even tell you the impact @jmattjmattjmatt has had on my life both on and off the field. Best of luck bro, excited for your future!
— Chris Maragos (@ChrisMaragos) August 11, 2017
Amazing teammate but even better friend! Gonna miss you brother!! @jmattjmattjmatt
— Jordan Hicks (@JordanHicks) August 11, 2017
I've known my dawg J Matt for a little over a year. From day 1 he was genuine & a true friend. I've known people my entire life who haven't challenged me to be a Man of God, & push myself as an athlete, as he has in a year of time. You've helped me prioritize what's important in life! Stay BLESSED family & be GREAT in Buffalo!!📢✊🏾🙏 #BigDogOutTheGate
Matthews was part of a group of Christians on the Eagles who developed the moniker #AO1, sharing with the world that they first play for an audience of One, Jesus Christ, and Him alone.
— Jordan Matthews (@jmattjmattjmatt) November 30, 2016
You can read more about Matthews’ faith in Christ and playing for an “Audience of One” here.