It’s Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert, and Josh Perkins. That’s no surprise for Philadelphia Eagles fans.
There’s not much debate here. Zach Ertz is easily a top-three tight end. The fact that some fans wanted him out via trade for Jamal Adams is shocking. Dallas Goedert has impressed in his first two years and has proved he’s a top-ten tight end. This duo is going to wreak havoc on defenses this year. With the speed at receiver, there’s going to be plenty of room to work with underneath for them.
Josh Perkins is a solid third-string as well. He only had nine catches last year but he only played in five games and 131 snaps. All of those nine catches were big ones too. In Week 14 with almost no receivers left, Perkins was asked to play at receiver and put up five catches for 37 yards and three of them were crucial first downs.
In Week 17, Zach Ertz was inactive and Perkins contributed four catches for 50 yards. One of those was a 24-yard touchdown catch on a beautiful route by Perkins and even prettier throw by Wentz against a cover three defense from the New York Giants. It’s a small sample size, but most third-string tight ends can’t say they’ve been able to get as involved as Perkins has. Noah Togiai and Caleb Wilson have skillsets that can evolve with time and at least one of them should make the practice squad.