Eagles Make Big Mistake With Free-Agent Signing to Replace Jack Stoll

The Philadelphia Eagles are on the verge of signing veteran tight end C.J. Uzomah to a one-year deal, who will replace Jack Stoll as TE2.
Nov 26, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles tight end Jack Stoll (89) against
Nov 26, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles tight end Jack Stoll (89) against / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles are putting the finishing touches on their draft board ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft as they’ll be looking to add more impact players to the 90-man roster. 

However, before we look forward to the NFL Draft, the Eagles made a small signing to their tight end room on Thursday, which could become a mistake. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that veteran tight end C.J. Uzomah is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Eagles.

Uzomah will likely be the Eagles’ TE2 replacement for Jack Stoll, who signed a one-year deal in free agency with the New York Giants. On paper, the Uzomah signing looks like an upgrade at the TE2 spot for the Eagles.

But the 31-year-old tight end did little to nothing over the last two years with the New York Jets. Jets fans thought Uzomah would become an integral part of New York’s offense as he showed in Cincinnati, but that didn’t come to fruition.

Last season with the Jets, the 6-foot-5 tight end had eight receptions (12 targets) for 58 yards and a touchdown. Uzomah’s 2023 performance was a far cry from what we saw from the vet in 2022 where he had 21 receptions (27 targets) for 232 yards and two touchdowns.

Despite his recent struggles in New York, Uzomah had better stats than Stoll, who only had 20 receptions (27 targets) for 183 yards in his three seasons with the Eagles. However, Stoll was relied on for his blocking, which Uzomah will have to do this season with the Eagles.

The Uzomah signing isn’t a needle-mover for the Eagles, who have taken one-year flyers on Parris Campbell and DeVante Parker this offseason. Philadelphia hopes Uzomah can look like the tight end we saw in Cincinnati, or they will quickly move on to Albert Okwuegbunam or Grant Calcaterra. 

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