Philadelphia Eagles, Kyle Pitts both have a similar desire
We’ve spent so much time talking about the Philadelphia Eagles and what they might do with that 12th selection. Do they move up again, and if so, why did they move down in the first place? Do they stay put? Do they move back? It seems almost astonishing that they take themselves from the sixth selection all the way back to one that comes in the back half of the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. You never know though.
Somewhere in there, Jason La Canfora said something to this effect. A quarterback and Kyle Pitts were the only things the Eagles would trade up for. The world went bananas. The problem was nobody asked Kyle Pitts how he felt about that.
No, we have to change that. No one asked Pitts his opinion until now.
This will make you stand up and cheer if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan.
Recently, the former Florida Gators standout, one Mr. Pitts spoke with Robbie Weinstein of 247Sports.com. When asked about playing at Lincoln Financial Field in the midnight green in front of those zany Philadelphia Eagles fans, this six-foot-six prospect, one that was born in Philly by the way issued a response that should make any Birds fan smile.
Here’s a quote:
"That would be special to get the chance to (get) back home just because people don’t get the opportunity to do that. Playing at the Linc, (I) never played there, so to actually suit up and have my family there if I were to wear those (Eagles) jerseys, that would be something special. My grandfathers loved the Eagles, both of them. That would be crazy."
The reason for all of this man’s hype is obvious. No, wait. We won’t call it hype. We’ll call it a buzz because hype sometimes lacks reality. It didn’t take that long to etch his name in Gators lore, but boy did he ever. In 24 games at the collegiate level, he hauled in 100 receptions for 1.492 yards and 18 trips to the end zone. Now, he sets his sights on the greener pastures of the NFL.
He can line up anywhere. He’s too big for cornerbacks to cover. He’s too fast for linebackers to cover. Kyle Pitts adds a unique dynamic to a team that may be looking to move on from the best tight end in franchise history, one Zach Ertz. The thought of adding this young man to Philly’s offense has the words ‘game-changer’ written all over it.