2 Philadelphia Eagles with much to gain following Tyree Jackson injury

Tyree Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Jason Croom #81, Philadelphia Eagles
Jason Croom #81, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

81. player. 54. . . . Jason Croom

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Jason Croom

There are several ways that the Philadelphia Eagles can choose to handle Tyree Jackson’s injury situation. They can simply march into the regular season with two guys playing the position, Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert. They can, while doing that, place Jackson on the team’s injured reserve and activate him later as mentioned earlier. They can also do what we’ve normally seen from them. They can go with three tight ends.

With no Jackson, logical thinking suggests that Richard Rodgers, the wily veteran, is the third man on the depth chart, but while he was clutch at times and made some nice receptions in 2020, no one should see Rodgers as a long-term solution or as someone that will produce a ton as this team’s third option at the position.

Jason Croom‘s career in the City of Brotherly Love has gotten off to a very interesting start, sort of. After snagging 22 receptions for 259 yards and finding his way into the end zone as a member of the Buffalo Bills in 2018, his first (and only) touchdown to this point as a member of the Eagles came on his only catch of the 2020 campaign.

With extra time on the field and solid coaching, Jason Croom can develop into a nice weapon. He’s also another potential big-bodied target for Jalen Hurts at six-foot-five and 246 pounds. The question is this. How steep is his climb to make the roster?