Dallas Goedert will get his touches, but with so many other offensive weapons, the Philadelphia Eagles won’t have to rely on him as much.
Third-year tight end Dallas Goedert played well in his sophomore campaign. There’s no denying that. Every NFL team hopes that their draft picks pan out, but second-rounders are expected to contribute. So far, things seem to be going according to plan with ’88’. The Eagles brass hoped the second-year tight end would turn out to be a playmaker in 2019. They must’ve smiled once they saw what he was able to do in an expanded role last season.
It’s not as if the South Dakota State product didn’t have talent. There is a reason the “Birds” selected him so early, and in his first run as a professional, Goedert proved the Eagles’ trust in him was warranted as he racked up 33 receptions for 334 yards and four touchdowns on 523 offensive snaps (roughly just under 47 percent of team’s offensive plays.
As a sophomore, Goedert’s production increased as he caught 58 passes for 607 yards and three touchdowns on 770 snaps, roughly 66.15 percent of the team’s total offensive snaps. It wouldn’t result in a Pro Bowl appearance, but all things considered, ’88’ was everything the Eagles needed in 2019.
One of the reasons Goedert was so heavily involved in the offense was the lack of wide receiver talent, and even though the Eagles addressed the position this past draft, the third-year tight end will play an important role in the offense again in 2020.
Due to an upgrade on the outside of the offensive formation, Goedert may see a decrease in the amount os passes that are thrown his way. If so, it will be minimal because ’88’ will still be needed on third-down and in goal-line situations. Even still, expect Wentz and the Eagles coaches to spread the ball around as much as they can. Prediction: 50 receptions, 545 receiving yards, and five touchdowns