Did the Philadelphia Eagles make the right decision with Andre Dillard?
The questions about Andre Dillard range from concerns about his mental toughness to whether or not he’s good enough to even be seen as a decent replacement for the future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Jason Peters. Often, when we talk about free agency or injuries the Eagles have endured, we talk about the “next-man-up” mentality.
Sometimes, we’re complimentary of the job that these guys do and celebrating the lesser-known guys who play above expectations. At other times, we grit our teeth and complain because Philly’s decision-making and talent evaluation has led us to a familiar place. The young guys aren’t developing into what they need to be.
Don’t give up on Dillard yet. He should be fine. Everyone had him ranked as the second-best tackle in the draft behind Jawaan Taylor. That wasn’t for no reason.
Here’s a man whose value shouldn’t be questioned by any Philadelphia Eagles fan.
Just stop guys. Zach Ertz is one of the best tight ends in the game, and whenever his career is over and he hangs up the cleats, we may be talking about one of the best Eagles of all time and one of the best tight ends that has ever played the position.
Whether it’s the discussions about his potential extension, the emergence of Dallas Goedert, or the rumors of him being part of some trade package, the stories of the Eagles running Ertz out of town won’t end. Philly exercised his option recently, so we know he’ll be in the fold for two more seasons, but still, every week, it seems someone’s including him in some mock trade package. Why? It’s simple. It’s Philly, and that’s what they do. Look no further than the constant debate that surrounds the man that tops this list.