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Very important question.

NCAA Football: Washington at Stanford John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

Ever since the Philadelphia Eagles selected Stanford wide receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside (note: “JJ” and not “J.J.”) with the No. 57 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, I’ve had a VERY important question on my mind:

What do we call this guy?

Jose Joaquin Arcega-Whiteside is a fantastic full name. But let’s be honest: it’s also a mouthful. A nickname is needed.

Let’s take look at some of the options and try to decide which one is the best.

JJAW

Pretty basic. It’s just his initials. I’ve already been using this one in articles here on Bleeding Green Nation. The problem with this one is it’s not practical to say out-loud. “Jay Jay Ay Double You” doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. “Jay Jaw” also sounds weird.

JJAWN

Not bad. Combining his initials with Philly slang. More fun to say out-loud than “Jay Jaw.”

JAWS

In talking to some Stanford fans, I’ve learned this is how they referred to him. That’s obviously not going to work here. We already have “Jaws” in Ron Jaworski, who is very much still involved in the Philly scene.

JJ

I’ve used this to refer to him out-loud on BGN Radio. It’s okay. I don’t love it becoming the most popular option, especially with J.J. Redick already playing for the Sixers.

Cuervo

Some of his Stanford teammates referred to him as this since his first name is Jose. I like it. The concept might be confusing for some non-drinkers.

Arcegatron

Another nickname used by his Stanford teammates. This nickname makes sense in specific situations. Catching a wide open touchdown pass due to a blown coverage doesn’t warrant people breaking out “ARCEGATRON!” Him catching a jump ball touchdown with a defender draped all over him in the end zone very much does.

Spider

Another nickname used by his Stanford teammates “because his arms and legs are all over the place, stretching, leaping, clawing, doing anything he can do to make a catch. To make one more highlight.” I like this one but I also can’t not be reminded of Varys from Game of Thrones.

Sega

This might be the winner. References part of first last name. Easy to both say and type. Seems appropriate since the jump ball catches he makes are like video game plays. SEGA!


So, which one do you think is best for Eagles fans to be using?

Poll

Which JJ Arcega-Whiteside nickname is the best?

This poll is closed

  • 15%
    JJAW
    (584 votes)
  • 11%
    JJAWN
    (427 votes)
  • 4%
    JAWS
    (186 votes)
  • 9%
    JJ
    (360 votes)
  • 11%
    Cuervo
    (449 votes)
  • 9%
    Arcegatron
    (369 votes)
  • 3%
    Spider
    (147 votes)
  • 33%
    Sega
    (1294 votes)
3816 votes total Vote Now

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