On Wednesday, June 2nd, Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert took some time out of his busy schedule to speak with reporters following another day of OTAs, and he revealed a few interesting notes about a potential contract extension that could be in the works.
Goedert stated that the “contract stuff is still in discussions” and that he wasn’t too worried about it. He gave a typical media response and insisted that he has “to go out there and play really good football” before insisting that he’ll leave the “contract stuff” to his agent.
But the clear takeaway from this is that extension talks have begun, not that that should be much of a surprise.
Goedert is entering the final year of his rookie contract in 2021 and the Eagles will surely look to lock him up long-term in the near future.
Whether that comes before the start of the 2021 season is unclear, but it should happen eventually.
Expect the Philadelphia Eagles to extend Dallas Goedert before long.
Goedert has primarily split time with Zach Ertz over the first three years of his career, but that should be set to change this season.
With Ertz’s future in Philadelphia looking murkier by the day, there’s a good chance that Goedert will take over as the full-time starter in 2021.
That should lead to a hefty increase in targets — something that could prove fruitful for the young tight end in extension talks.
Goedert’s numbers over his first three seasons don’t jump out at you. He hauled in 46 catches for 524 yards and three touchdowns in just 11 games last season, but his value extends well beyond the stat sheet.
Goedert is one of the best blocking tight ends in football and an integral part of the Eagles’ offense. He may never be the same type of volume receiving threat that Ertz was in his prime, but that doesn’t mean he can’t be one of the best tight ends in football.
In fact, some would argue he’s already there.
Goedert is almost unanimously a top-10 tight end in the NFL at this stage, and that’s come while sharing playing time with Ertz.
If given a full season to serve as one of the top targets in Philadelphia’s passing game, Goedert could put up some pretty impressive numbers to pair with his incredible blocking chops.
Therein lies the question for Goedert. Would it be better to get paid now or wait until the end of the season when his value might be higher?
It’s a risk/reward situation for both the Eagles and their star tight end. One that certainly bears watching.
But for now, it seems as though extension talks have begun. Now, we wait for a deal to eventually get done.