Tyler Eifert‘s season is over. But the good news is that he should be able to pick up where he left off in the spring. Doctors have told the Bengals tight end that he should be fully heathy without any further issues in the offseason, as Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer tweets.
Eifert will become a free agent in March when his fifth-year option expires and his health will largely determine his future. When he’s on the field, Eifert is among the league’s most dangerous pass-catchers. However, he has played in just ten total games over the last two seasons. His back surgery earlier this month marked the third of his career.
Prior to his season-ending injury, Eifert had a chance at becoming the league’s highest-paid tight end in 2018, but any real chance of that is out the window. He’ll likely opt for a one-year pillow contract over a mid-range multi-year deal with the hope that he can make the big bucks in 2019. If he can get through workouts without setbacks, then he’ll make a nice chunk of change on that platform contract.
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