Two Philadelphia Eagles could make names for themselves in Tyree Jackson’s absence.
Well, it wouldn’t be the Philadelphia Eagles if we didn’t have to report some injury news. As you might expect, we’re again talking about extended absences from someone that entered the coming campaign with a lot of expectations and, whether fair or unfair, a little pressure on his shoulders to evolve into being a key part of what this team wants to do in the coming campaign.
Six-foot-seven and 245 pound Tyree Jackson entered the 2021 version of training camp as someone people were watching. To be honest, you had no choice but to do so. The guy’s huge, and while that may be enough to throw him in the category of intimidating, the former Buffalo Bulls/ Buffalo Bills quarterback is already turning heads as someone that could really aid this Eagles offense. Some even expected him to make the team.
Think about it. Nothing makes the mouth water like a huge third-down and red-zone target, especially when your signal-caller has earned a reputation of having, at times, accuracy issues.
There’s a problem though. News recently broke, thanks to Zach Berman of The Athletic, that Jackson has a broken bone in his back, and while he isn’t expected to need surgery (it must be nice to be superhuman), he is still expected to miss 8-10 weeks.
No one wants to see guys get hurt. There’s a possibility that the Birds put him on the team’s IR (injured reserve) and activate him later, but the show must go on. With that being said, here are two young Philly tight ends that may have much to gain in his absence.