Dec 22, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek (87) celebrates scoring a touchdown during the first quarter against the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Which Eagles Tight End Gets More Play In 2014?

Jan 4, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) celebrates a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lincoln Financial Field. The New Orleans Saints won the game 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The answer may not be as clear as one would think. Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek has been a staple of the Eagles for seven seasons. He has been nearly infallible in his position. The man has dropped two balls in his seven year career. That is two drops in 312 receptions. That is a staggering stat. He’s been “Mr. Reliable” for the Eagles his entire career. But a funny thing happened last year.

Celek only had 32 receptions in 2013 for 502 yards where Philadelphia rookie tight end Zack Ertz had 36 receptions for 469 yards. Ertz was targeted more as well. Not sure the logic behind that but the rookie got more play time. Maybe Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is passing the torch. Could he be preparing for a life without Celek?

Let’s hear what you think.

Which Eagles Tight End Gets More Play In 2014?

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  • Dr Muon Funk

    Remember the Eagles are a run first team. Celek will be in the starting line up more. Not saying he’ll catch more passes than Ertz but Celek is a better blocker.

  • Bugs Mahoney

    Ertz is gonna be awesome, second best rookie season for a TE only behind Gronk production wise. But Celek was great this year too he lead all TE’s in the NFL in yards per catch. I expect Ertz to breakout but Celek stays consistent too.

  • Gay Eagles Fan

    You have to remember Celek has been playing more as a blocker than a receiver. He is without doubt the team’s best blocking tight end. So it makes sense that Ertz was thrown to more often.