Philadelphia Eagles Lock Up Dallas Goedert with Extension
The Eagles have extended the deal of their tight end Dallas Goedert on Friday afternoon.
"Really excited for him," explained Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni. "He's the type of guy that we just think the world of him. We think he's a great football player, great on and off the field."
Goedert, 26, gets a four-year, $59 million deal that includes $35.7 million in guaranteed money. The former second-round pick is now one of the three highest paid tight ends in football.
"I think that's what's special about Dallas, is that he's not a receiving tight end, he's not a blocking tight end, he can do both," explained Sirianni.
Since the trade of Zach Ertz, Goedert has emerged has one of the Eagles top receiving threats, along with rookie first-round pick DeVonta Smith.
Since Week 7, Goedert has seen his targets go up and has 14 catches for 213 yards in the four games without Ertz, making him one of the top tight ends in the game during that time.
Locking Goedert for four years is a very good move and gives the Eagles a dynamic mix, along with Smith for years to come.
Sirianni also said that Goedert is on tract to play in the game on Sunday against the Saints, after leaving the game in Denver last week with a concussion.