Tight end Dallas Goedert seemed to be on the rise this offseason. As TE1, discussions of a contract extension were active, potentially placing him in the top-four highest-paid tight ends in the NFL. However, after teammate Zach Ertz expressed his desire to remain (and retire) in Philadelphia, the Eagles may now be moving in another direction
Earlier this week, Eagles’ general manager Howie Roseman discussed a possible trade for Goedert. According to FanSided’s Matt Lombardo, Roseman contacted the Minnesota Vikings; however, the Eagles’ asking price was too high.
Instead, Minnesota acquired tight end Chris Herndon, in a trade with the New York Jets.
A SURPRISING POTENTIAL TRADE
For Philadelphia, the recent trade rumors seem surprising. The Eagles seemingly can’t make up their mind about who they want at the tight end position.
The Eagles selected Goedert in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft, trading picks to move up to obtain him. Goedert signed a four-year deal in 2018, finishing his rookie year with 33 receptions for 334 yards and four touchdowns.
Since then, he has continued to show promise and stepped up last season when Zach Ertz missed time due to an ankle injury. In 11 games, Goedert completed 46 receptions for 524 yards, averaging 11.4 YPC.
Goedert also had a great offseason with (newly announced) starting quarterback Jalen Hurts. The two reportedly have chemistry which would par well for the offense this season.
Aside from the Vikings, it’s also possible that the 26-year-old could be used in a future trade with DeShaun Watson. But reports have indicated that Watson will not waive his no-trade clause to come to Philadelphia. Goedert’s $1.78 cap hit also doesn’t fair well for the money that would be needed to acquire Watson (who continues to face criminal charges).
For now, Philadelphia will head into the 2021-2022 season with two top-talent tight ends who are both entering the final year of their contracts.