Half-dozen Eagles who shouldn’t be brought back for 2023 NFL season

Andre Dillard #77, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
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Tyree Jackson #80, Philadelphia Eagles
Tyree Jackson #80, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

54. . . . Tyree Jackson. 80. player

Seriously, can we finally give up on the Tyree Jackson experiment?

This one is more of a plea than a guarantee. Why? We aren’t certain that Tyree Jackson won’t be back. We don’t want him back, but Howie Roseman doesn’t have to listen to us. That’s about as honest and as clear as we can be here, but there has to be someone in the front office that agrees with us.

Once upon a time, there was an idea. Take an XFL quarterback and transform him into a tight end for no other reason than he’s six-foot-seven and 247 pounds.

We don’t know whether we should call this ‘gambling’ or a good old-fashioned case of smart people outthinking themselves. Then again, we could chalk this up to ingenuity and imagination. Maybe it was all of those things, but for every former rugby star that turns out to be one hell of a left tackle (Jordan Mailata), the universe has to balance that to some degree when an organization fails to transform a quarterback into a tight end.

In some ways, this never felt like it would work, and now, with Jackson’s deal at its end, maybe we can cut our losses and move on. Maybe we can find someone who has played tight end since his college days.