The Philadelphia Eagles have built one of the premiere receiving corps in the NFL over the past few seasons. The group is headlined by wide receivers A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith, who each had over 1,100 receiving yards in 2022. While tight end Dallas Goedert is not usually the first name that comes to mind, the 2018 second-round pick may be in the perfect position to have a career year during the upcoming 2023 NFL Season.
Had he not missed five games of the regular season with an injury, he would have easily surpassed 1,000 yards receiving for the first time in his career. Buckle those chinstraps. Here's our bold prediction. This season, he's going to get the job done.
Tight End Dallas Goedert is the perfect candidate for a breakout season with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2023.
2023 will be the second year of the four-year $57 million contract extension Dallas Goedert signed with the Eagles in November of 2021. He carries a $6.6 million cap hit in 2023. That number jumps to $19.5 million in 2024 and 2025 according to Spotrac.com.
Those may seem like massive numbers, but Goedert has been well worth the investment Philly made in him. If he continues on his current path which, in all likelihood seems achievable, another pay raise should be coming when he is eligible for a contract extension in 2026.
Dallas Goedert has collected 248 receptions, 2,997 receiving yards, and 19 touchdowns during the 69 games that make up his five-year career. He has earned at least 55 receptions, 700 yards, and three touchdowns in each of the past two seasons. Eagles legend Zach Ertz was traded to the Arizona Cardinals midway through 2021, clearing the way for Goedert to become the Eagles' full-time starter at tight end, and he has thrived in that role since he earned it.
Despite missing five games last season, Goedert still managed to notch the third most receiving yards by any Eagles offensive star. He snagged 706 passes during the regular season.
He also ranked second among tight ends (who have a minimum of 50 receptions) with an 83.5 reception percentage. Eagles signal-callers ranked third in passer rating when targeting him, earning a mark of 123. Number 88 ranked fourth in yards per route (1.79). Those numbers are all provided by Pro Football Focus.
With Dallas entering his third full season teaming with quarterback Jalen Hurts and with the duo coming off a Super Bowl loss, it isn't farfetched to believe Goedert can have a career season in 2023. 1,000 receiving yards and a minimum of five receiving touchdowns in 2023 should be an easy ask.
Year six is loading, and Number 88 could look to become a Pro Bowler for the first time in his career. He could also potentially be named to an All-Pro team for the first time in his career. He has that type of ability.
While it's too early for predictions, Dallas Goedert is someone that we all can have faith in. We'll see what happens when the rubber meets the road.