UPDATE: Zach Pascal’s contract with the Philadelphia Eagles is worth $1.5 million, according to Over the Cap. It consists of a base salary of $1,035,000 and a bonus of $465,000. The money is fully guaranteed.
The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a one-year deal with Zach Pascal. The former Indianapolis Colts’ wide receiver will be reunited with Nick Sirianni once again.
Despite entering the NFL in 2017 (with Washington), Pascal didn’t see the field until 2018. The Colts claimed him off waivers from the Titans, making the 53-man roster. In his first season with the team, he finished with 27 receptions for 268 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
The following two seasons were more successful. In 2019 and 2020 Pascal averaged 42.5 receptions for 618 yards and five touchdowns. He spent those three seasons (2018-2020) under offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni before Sirianni landed the Eagles’ head coaching job.
Under the Colts’ new OC Marcus Brady, the 2021 season for wasn’t as impressive for Pascal. He completed 38 receptions for 384 yards and three touchdowns in 16 games.
Could the correlation be made that Pascal was a better player when coached by Sirianni? Maybe. In Sirianni’s original press conference as Philadelphia’s head coach, he did credit Pascal, stating that he built a great relationship with him (among others). Now, that relationship can continue.
At 6 foot, 2 inches and 219 pounds, the 27-year-old is one of the best blocking wide receivers. As the Eagles look to alter their roster, Pascal could be the guy to take over for J.J. Arcega-Whiteside on special teams… or Jalen Reagor, opposite of DeVonta Smith.
The Eagles acquired him as an unrestricted free agent. There is no word on how much is one-year contract is worth, although he likely came at a cheap price.