If the Philadelphia Eagles want to go the route of “savvy veteran who can run block really well,” then Virgil Green would be that guy! A ten-year pro who’s spent time with the Broncos and the Chargers, Green has made a living for himself off being an effective blocking tight end.
He earned multi-year contracts on multiple occasions due to the reliability in which he operated his role with.
The Eagles have a minor connection to Green via newly hired offensive coordinator Shane Steichen, as his time in LAC overlapped with Green. If the Eagles do in fact look at adding a veteran tight end to replace Ertz in the event of his departure, I could see Steichen putting in a good word for Green.
While he wouldn’t add a ton of impact to the Eagles passing attack, having a really solid blocking tight end is an underrated need in today’s game. In the past Goedert would do a lot of the heavy lifting to free Ertz up for more targets – now the Eagles need someone to do the same for Goedert moving forward.
There’s no guarantee that the Eagles look to bring in a new tight end this offseason. Like previously stated, their roster is currently full and they do have some lesser-known options already in the building. However, in the event that Ertz does escape Howie Roseman’s grasp, taking a glance back at the FA market would definitely be in Philly’s best interest.