Howie Roseman praises young tight end following Zach Ertz trade
Following the Zach Ertz trade to the Arizona Cardinals, Eagles GM Howie Roseman addressed the move with the media. It became apparent during the conference that the Eagles have high hopes for tight end Tyree Jackson.
Tyree Jackson was brought in this season after changing positions from quarterback due to his imposing 6’7 stature. Throughout camp, Tyree was making a legitimate case to be Philly’s third-string tight end behind Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert but a back injury sidelined him for 8-10 weeks.
Barring any setback from the original timeframe, Jackson should be returning to the Eagles in November.
“We want to go into next year knowing as much as we could. If he looks like he did in training camp, that’s going to be a player for us.”
“We think this guy’s got some traits.”
Jackson’s story is fairly similar to former Eagles tight end Trey Burton, who made the same transition from quarterback to tight end. At 23 years old, Jackson has plenty of time to develop and make a name for himself in the league.
For the time being, Dallas Goedert is now the clear TE1 and will have the remainder of the season to secure himself a long-term deal.
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