2019 Eagles vs Super Bowl 52 Championship Eagles: Offensive Edition

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Tight Ends

2017 marked the end for career-long Eagle Brent Celek earning himself a much-deserved ring in his final outing. Celek, who was drafted by Philly in 2007 spent a decade with the team and always gave it his all up to his final snap. Although at age 32 and second option on the team to Zach Ertz, Celek posted a stat line of  24 targets, 13 catches for 130 yards and one touchdown in the 2017 regular season.

Although Celek will go down as an Eagles’ legend 2017 belonged to current star tight end Zach Ertz. Who was targeted 110 times catching 74 for 824 yards and eight touchdowns. Ertz also had an impressive post-season outing starting off three catches for 32 yards on five targets in a 15-10 win over the Falcons. Followed by a perfect 8 for 8 93 yard performance against the Vikings.  Capping it all off with seven catches for 67 yards and a clutch touchdown in a Super Bowl battle versus the Patriots.

With Brent Celek retiring Zach Ertz stepped up even more in 2018 setting a single-season record in catches by a tight end with 116 for 1,163 yards and eight touchdowns. On top of Ertz’ stellar performance, the Eagles drafted Dallas Goedert out of South Dakota State. Goedert played in all 16 games, but as a rookie and secondary target, he only caught the ball 33 times for 334 yards and four touchdowns. Nothing that will win rookie of the year but a promising season that showed enough potential to have fans excited for the young growing player.

In 2019 Wentz will have Zach Ertz coming off a career-best performance and a more comfortable Dallas Goedert at the tight end spots. Providing a dual-threat match up that defenses will most likely have troubles defending. Making 2019 a year to look forward to for the tight ends.