Philadelphia Eagles: Dallas Goedert could see career year in 2020
By Dan Parzych
If the previous two seasons are any indication, the Philadelphia Eagles could see Dallas Goedert finish with another career year in 2020.
Two years ago during the 2018 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles weren’t exactly in desperate need of a tight end since they already had one of the league’s best in Zach Ertz, but the potential surrounding Dallas Goedert seemed too good to pass on.
With the former South Dakota State star still available in the second round, the Eagles decided to trade up to No. 49 in order to select Goedert, who coincidentally drawing interest from the Dallas Cowboys as well before Philadelphia swooped in.
Clearly, the Eagles saw some sort of potential surrounding Goedert with the hope he would make quite the duo with Ertz in the passing game.
Like most rookies, Goedert made it clear there were was plenty of work to be done before he was at the right level Philadelphia needed him to be on, but also the Eagles were obviously willing to be patient.
Finishing with 33 catches as a rookie for 334 yards to go along with four touchdowns didn’t seem like the biggest deal in the world, but when taking into consideration these numbers for Goedert came while playing alongside Ertz, they were actually pretty solid.
With that being said, the Eagles also knew this early experience by Goedert as a rookie could potentially pay off in a big way for the long run, which already appears to be the case after his sophomore NFL season.
In 2019, Goedert basically set new career highs across the board by hauling in 58 catches for 607 yards to go along with five touchdowns, making it even more clear they made the right decision the year before during the draft.
Goedert may not have broken more than 100 receiving yards in a single game all season in 2019, but there were numerous occasions in which he stepped up for Philadelphia big time.
From his nine-catch performance against the Dallas Cowboys in December to leading the offense in receiving against the Seattle Seahawks in the playoffs, Goedert certainly has plenty of reasons to be proud from his second NFL season with the Eagles.
As for what fans should expect from the young tight end in 2020, well with the progress made over the last two seasons, there is every reason to believe that Goedert will break through with another career year to help keep Philadelphia a top contender in the NFC.
Plus, with the uncertainty surrounding certain Eagles at the moment such as Alshon Jeffery, Goedert could be heavily used early on during the 2020 season once September arrives, meaning the career numbers will seem more likely to happen.