1. Goedert will continue to be a focal point of the Philadelphia Eagles offense.
Coming into the 2020 season, there were high hopes for backs and receivers as the belief was they would provide Wentz with some solid receiving targets, but Week 1 highlighted some glaring issues: Jackson wasn’t on the field though healthy, Ertz dropped a pass on a key fourth down and rookie receiver Jalen Reagor showed us, well, at least he can outrun Washington’s defense.
The shining star of the day and the offensive MVP was Goedert. He had the best day of his career, notching the first 100-yard game by a tight end not named Zach Ertz since 2015, but that shouldn’t be any surprise. Last season when injuries decimated the receiver corps, Goedert stepped up and finished the 2019 season with 58 receptions for 607 yards. He also notched five touchdowns and at 25 years old, he’s a great addition as the Eagles’ second tight end.
Injuries still continue to plague the Eagles offensively. Jackson didn’t practice after the Week 1 loss and wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey is out until at least October. Head coach Doug Pederson likes to run two-tight end sets, and Goedert will have plenty of chances to become and remain a solid target in the Eagles’ offensive rotation.