Here are the top four tight ends on the Philadelphia Eagles’ depth chart.
Obviously, if Zach Ertz by some miracle stays, he’s on the squad. If he’s out, it’s also obvious that the Philadelphia Eagles are throwing their eggs in the basket with Dallas Goedert’s name on it. He’s on the team either way which means six or seven guys are battling for two roster spots.
4. Richard Rodgers
By the looks of things, Richard Rodgers is more than likely in a battle with Hakeem Butler, Caleb Wilson, Jack Stoll, and Tyree Jackson for what, in all likelihood, is one spot on the roster. Rodgers is getting older, but if last season is any indication, he’s still one of the better tight ends on this team.
3. Jason Croom
If you’re unfamiliar with Jason Croom, here’s a crash course. After the 2018 season, one he spent with the Buffalo Bills and caught 22 receptions for 259 yards and a touchdown, he spent the 2019 season on their injured reserve. In 2020, the Bills waived him, re-signed him to the practice squad, and released him again before Philadelphia signed him to their practice squad,
Croom spent the 2020 season transitioning back and forth from Philly’s practice squad to their active roster. He also appeared in four games, got released again in there somewhere, and caught the second touchdown pass of his career.
Yes, it’s hard to keep up with, but here’s the skinny. The Eagles like this guy, and no one should be shocked if he ends up on this team.
2. Zach Ertz
He may not be one of the top three tight ends in the game anymore. He may not even be the best tight end on the Eagles roster now, but Zach Ertz deserves an opportunity to play somewhere.
1. Dallas Goedert
If you’ve been paying attention, Goedert has actually been ranked above Zach Ertz in a tight end ranking very recently. There may be some credence to that analysis as much of the Inside The Iggles staff now agrees that Goedert has passed Ertz on the food chain.