When the Eagles traded away Zach Ertz it was a truly heartbreaking moment for most but it was also a coming of age moment for Dallas Goedert. Goedert was the prized possession of the 2018 draft. The Eagles leaped the tight-end needy Dallas Cowboys to select Goedert with the 49th overall pick.
Expectations have been high for Dallas Goedert but it seems as if he completely surpassed all expectations without anyone realizing it. In his first full season as the starting tight end, Goedert played 15 games and tallied 830 receiving yards, which was a career-high, on 76 receptions.
He also had a career-high in yards per reception with 14.8 in his first season with Head Coach Nick Sirianni. Although Dallas Goedert was a bit of an afterthought in Sirianni’s system last year. The young TE found a way to shine and landed his first contract extension as the Eagles locked him up until 2025.
Now with the addition of A.J. Brown and Zach Pascal along with DeVonta Smith’s first year behind him, Dallas could be in line for a huge breakout season. I asked Dallas what the addition of A.J. Brown does for him and his response was, “I think it just opens up the middle of the field, they’re going to have to draw attention to him. Whether he gets doubled or Smitty gets doubled or I get doubled, there’s going to be single coverage for somebody.”
Imagine that. An Eagles offense with enough open space for everybody to eat. Howie Roseman has put together a strong offense that excels in yards after the catch. We know Dallas makes his living off of fighting for those extra yards and in 2022, the grass may just be greener for the big fella.
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