Report: Eagles sign TE Dallas Goedert to 4-year extension
With Dallas Goedert’s impending free agency looming, the Eagles have been working diligently to lock him up long-term.
They finally got the deal done — signing their rising tight end to a 4-year contract extension worth up to $59 million, $35.7 guaranteed.
The #Eagles and TE Dallas Goedert reached agreement on a four-year contract extension, sources say. The deal ranks top three amongst tight ends on an average-per-year basis.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 19, 2021
Goedert, who was slated to be a free agent after the season, is now under contract in Philly thru 2025.
This extension is similar to the one Mark Andrews received from Baltimore two months ago — and makes Goedert the second-highest paid tight end in the NFL behind George Kittle.
When Zach Ertz returned to the team last summer after an uncomfortable offseason, it was widely speculated that the Eagles would let both tight ends play out the year and reward the winner with a contract extension — or perhaps hit Goedert with a franchise tag.
Once Ertz was traded to Arizona, it became apparent that extending the 4th-year tight end was going to be priority #1 this offseason. The franchise chose not to wait.
Goedert is third in the league in yards/reception and has 39 catches for 429 yards and 2 TDs on the year. He’s now the 3rd Eagle from the 2018 draft class to be extended:
- 2nd-round TE Dallas Goedert: 4-years, $59M
- 4th-round DE Josh Sweat: 3-years, $40M
- 7th-round OT Jordan Mailata: 4-years, $64M
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