Dallas Goedert is next in long line of Philadelphia Eagles tight ends

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The Philadelphia Eagles have had issues at different positions in their past but one mainstay has been the tight end position.

For over a decade, the Philadelphia Eagles have had the tight end position locked up. That position has been one of the most consistent avenues of production for the team for a very long time.

Chad Lewis is the first tight end to look at. He was reliable in terms of catching passes like every great tight end is. He had three straight years of going to the pro bowl from 2000-2002.

Those years the tight end position wasn’t as important as it is now with how the position creates matchup problems but the Eagles still had a player that was able to excel at the spot.

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His most famous moment was when he was able to catch the goal line pass that helped send the Eagles to the Super Bowl in 2004. His career was pretty much over after that because he was injured on that play.

Next was L.J. Smith. Smith was one of the tight ends that we see today with his ability to create matchup problems in the passing game. Smith spent his early years behind Lewis.

The Eagles have been able to have two great tight ends at the same time for years now. Smith could be relied on to gain big chunks of yardage with his unorthodox speed at the tight end position. He even played some wide receiver in 2004.

In came Brent Celek. Celek was a fan favorite, especially when he decided to not extend his career and play for the hated Dallas Cowboys. He could be relied on to make catches and give the Eagles another option at the passing game.

Zach Ertz is the current Eagles star tight end. He has been the number one option in the passing game for a couple of years now.

The dominant player out of Stanford has taken the Eagles’ success at the tight end position to the next level. Celek for his career had 398 receptions, 4,998 yards receiving and 31 touchdowns. Ertz is just in his seventh season, and already has 525 receiving yards, 5,743 receiving yards, and 35 touchdowns.

He has five straight seasons of going over 70 catches. In those five straight years, he has gone over 800 receiving yards. When Ertz gets up there in age the Eagles already have somebody waiting in the wings.

Dallas Goedert is a young and talented player. He was drafted in the second round of the 2018 NFL draft. The Eagles were able to steal him from the Cowboys, which is another reason to smile about the rivalry for Philly fans.

Ertz and Goedert make for a commanding two tight end sets. They create matchup problems because of their size and ability to get open.

When the Eagles were having problems with their wide receivers they were still confident in their ability to win games because of their two talented tight ends.

Goedert had a rookie season where he showed that he could be special. His sophomore season was even better as he had 58 receptions, 607 receiving yards, and five touchdowns.

In his third year, he should have a break out year that puts him in the conversation of the greatest tight ends in the league just like Ertz currently is in.

Next. Greg Ward looks like a long-term answer in the slot. dark

The tight end fraternity of the Eagles is an illustrious one that contains some of the most reliable players in Philadelphia Eagles history. If Goedert is able to pan out then he will be able to keep the train moving.