Eagles, Goedert Agree On Extension
Birds TE Signs Blockbuster Deal
Remember after the Zach Ertz trade when Eagles personnel chief Howie Roseman said Dallas Goedert wouldn’t be taking less money to stay with the Eagles?
“There’s gonna be no discount for Dallas Goedert,” Roseman, the team’s executive vice president of football operations, had said in his video conference on the day he traded Ertz to the Cardinals, clearing the way for Goedert’s ascent to unquestioned No. 1 tight end.
Roseman wasn’t kidding, either.
On Friday, the Eagles announced that they had reached an agreement on an extension with Goedert, a fourth-year veteran, on an extension. It’s worth $59 million over four years, per ITB’s Adam Caplan, with $35.7 million guaranteed. For perspective, 49ers tight end George Kittle in August, 2020, signed an extension with $40 million guaranteed and worth about $15 million annually, compared to Goedert’s $14.75 million annually.
Goedert’s contract places him among the NFL’s highest-paid tight ends, although Goedert is averaging about 48 yards per game and has two touchdowns this year. He missed one game this season and is expected to play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints despite going through the concussion protocol this week coming out of Sunday’s 30-13 win against the Broncos in Denver.
“Really excited for him,” head coach Nick Sirianni said Friday. “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.
“And just the type of guy you want to succeed and to sign contracts like this, right, and to keep in the building. So, really excited for him and his family and just the organization, that we could get this done.”
Goedert, a 2018 second-round pick, is the third Eagle from his draft class to be rewarded with an extension since the start of the year, following left tackle Jordan Mailata and defensive end Josh Sweat. The Eagles could’ve opted to put the franchise tag to retain Goedert this offseason or Goedert could’ve tested free agency.
“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,” Sirianni added. “There’s not a lot of guys like that, that are really exceptional at being able to create mismatches in the pass game and also get their job done in the run game.
So, he’s shown that for some time now and he’s definitely shown that to me in the short time I’ve been here. And so, again just really excited for him and for us that he’ll be locked up here for the next couple years.”
– Geoff Mosher (@geoffmoshernfl) is co-host of the “Inside the Birds” podcast and staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.
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