Eagles Opinions: Jenkins, Backup QB, Ertz, Goedert

The Eagles will pay for deciding to wait on signing defensive back Malcolm Jenkins to an extension last season, according to Eliot Shorr-Parks of 94 WIP. Philadelphia declined to restructure Jenkins’ very team-friendly deal last offseason, but now the team faces a cap crunch on the rest of the roster as well. At 32 years old, there is reason to be concerned about giving Jenkins a large contract, but his production over the past few seasons has been on par with some of the best in the league.

Here’s some more commentary on the Eagles offseason:

  • Few teams require a better backup quarterback than the Eagles and Shorr-Parks identifies six plausible targets for Philly. Obviously, starter Carson Wentz has shown he has the potential to be an elite quarterback, but an extensive injury history will always make fans and team officials nervous about the team’s prospects if there is not a strong backup behind him. The Eagles, of course, were eliminated from the playoffs when Josh McCown had to play under center after a series of injuries at quarterback.
  • Zach Ertz expressed some apprehension about his future with the Eagles organization at the end of the season. With two years left on his contract, many were caught off guard by his cautious comments. However, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer discusses the impact tight end Dallas Goedert could have on the Eagles (and Ertz’s) future. Goedert was selected in the 2nd round of the 2018 NFL Draft and has been an effective contributor for the Eagles. McLane points out that 49ers tight end George Kittle is set to reset the tight end market as well. The team’s confidence in Goedert combined with the increasing cost of tight ends could soon lead to Ertz’s departure.
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12 comments on “Eagles Opinions: Jenkins, Backup QB, Ertz, Goedert

  1. bmcbmc

    Yeah….well said regarding Ertz! Would absolutely hate to see him ever leave….and think I speak for most Eagles fans. But!…I get it too. Just want, in my heart-of-hearts, to see him stay a life-long Eagle! And…

    Think Ertz does too!! He’s a Philly Fav!!!

  2. phillyballers

    They should have tried to trade Ertz for Ramsey. Wentz needs to find a new roommate. Seriously the team suffers because he can’t take off his Ertz Goggles.

    • the preeminent nfl outsider

      Ertz gets open. Everyone else struggles to do that. Pretty fundamental from Pee wee, throw to the open guy.

  3. Tazza

    Marcus Mariota, Case Keenum, Blake Bortles and Kyle Allen could all make good back up QBs.
    Jalen Hurts as 4th round pick could also be a good option.

    Wentz is very injury prone and having a decent back up is going to be huge

  4. bumpy93

    Wentz has only missed 8 regular season games out of 64. I’m tired of hearing the same old stupid generic comments.

    • crosseyedlemon

      The Eagles went 6-2 in those games he missed so his value seems somewhat exaggerated.

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