TE Dallas Goedert Addresses Eagles Future

Dallas Goedert is on track to remain atop the tight end depth chart for the Eagles in 2024. No guaranteed salary exists on his deal after the coming season, though, which could lead the team to seek out a replacement in the near future.

Goedert has been a consistent presence in Philadelphia’s passing game when on the field, though injuries have been present throughout much of his career. The 29-year-old has not played a full season since his rookie year in 2018, and he has missed eight combined contests across the past two campaigns (including a fractured forearm in 2023). Goedert is under contract through 2025, but that year calls for a non-guaranteed $14.25MM in compensation and a cap charge of $11.81MM.

The Eagles could thus look to move on from Goedert by adding a successor in the same way he took over from Zach Ertz. In 2023, Goedert’s average of 42.3 yards per game was his lowest mark 2019, and Philadelphia’s offensive pecking order includes wideouts A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith along with running back Saquon Barkley. Both Brown and Smith signed lucrative extensions this offseason, while Barkley inked a three-year pact including $26MM guaranteed to provide the team with a pass-catching option out of the backfield. Goedert is not concerned about where things stand with respect to his financial outlook at the moment, though.

“I feel really good,” the South Dakota State alum said (via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer). “I’m not too worried about it. I love being in Philadelphia. I’m going to give them everything I’ve got and let the chips fall where they may fall.”

The Eagles signed C.J. Uzomah in free agency, but a long-term Goedert successor does not appear to be on the roster for the time being. That is especially true since the team did not elect to add a tight end during the draft. Goedert is therefore safe with respect to playing time for at least one more season, and how Philadelphia operates regarding his contract will no doubt be tied to his performance in 2024 under new OC Kellen Moore. His comments on his future point to optimism regarding a new agreement being possible, and it will be interesting to see if he plays his way into another Philadelphia extension.

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