Ranking Philadelphia Eagles top 12 starting duos by their position
Poll any NFL expert or football pundit, and they’ll more than likely tell you that the top three tight ends in the game right now are Travis Kelce, George Kittle, and Zach Ertz, in that order. That’s pretty much the standard. Even still, there are those Eagles fans that signed up for a ride on the “run Zach Ertz out of town train” when his contract issues became a topic of conversation earlier this offseason.
Regardless of what side you’re on in that discussion, it’s pretty easy to figure out what everyone’s defense for letting Ertz walk is. They’ve got Dallas Goedert on the roster too. He may not be the third-best tight end in the NFL, but he’s definitely somewhere in the top ten.
Then, there’s this. Now that Philly’s picked up Zach Ertz’s option for 2021, he won’t become an unrestricted free agent until the 2022 offseason, ironically the same time that the same thing happens for Goedert.
Philly’s got two more seasons before they have to worry about that now. Expect more of that “12 personnel” in the coming season (one running back, two receivers and two tight ends). Ertz and Goedert on the field at the same time means the “Birds” can look forward to a lot of mismatches and a lot of big plays for “86” and “88”.