10 Sub-radar Philadelphia Eagles and how they can help a playoff push
By Hunter Doyle
Could the former Buffalo quarterback help the Philadelphia Eagles?
Since that Week 8 game in Detroit, the Birds have shown a commitment to the run game. Unsurprisingly, they have used more than 12 and 13 personnel sets since then.
Tyree Jackson returned from injured reserve just in time to join the lineup one week later. He has played around 26 percent of the offensive snaps since then. That’s not bad for a guy who missed the first eight games amid a transition from quarterback to tight end. Jack Stoll is still the second tight end but Jackson only played one less snap them him last week.
PFF has Jackson graded as a slightly better run blocker than Stoll. The sample size is smaller for Jackson (100 fewer snaps). Jackson could earn more snaps these last four games and carry some momentum into 2022.
Don’t be surprised if they use some y-delays or y-leaks off of play-action to sneak him out into space when defenses aren’t expecting. Good luck tackling a six-foot-seven, 249-pound man with a 4.59 forty-yard dash in the open field.