Nearly-forgotten Eagles everyone hopes can conjure postseason magic

Ndamukong Suh, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
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Zach Pascal, Philadelphia Eagles
Zach Pascal, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports) /

Zach Pascal, wide receiver. 3. player. 54. . .

Has anyone else noticed that the Eagles have a weapon with this Zach Pascal fellow?

Hey, you! Yeah, you! Come a little closer. We have a secret for you! You aren’t going to believe this, but once upon a time, we were convinced that this Zach Pascal guy had a chance at racking up more first-down conversions and touchdowns than any Eagles tight end not named Dallas Goedert. Honestly, we still believe that he has that type of ability.

Hears what we were thinking. With Zach being so beloved for his blocking and his ego-free desire to do the dirty work, Number 3 might wind up being on the field often during a lot of third-down and red-zone attempts. He’d also make a nice six-foot-two, 214-pound target for QB1, Jalen Hurts if all else failed.

This guy is so much more than a blocker. He’s a good route runner and has nice hands. While A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, and Dallas Goedert should be the top three options on any given pass play, an Eagles coaching staff that loves being creative (sometimes to a detriment) could benefit by scheming maybe one or two plays to Pascal as the stars of the offense draw coverage away from him.

We love Quez Watkins, but he isn’t physical. If we’re being completely transparent and honest, unless he’s running a go-route or a post, we’d probably rather see some of the passes that go his way go in the direction of Number 3. It’s just a thought.