In the Eagles’ 29-14 win over the Texans on Thursday, tight end Dallas Goedert had a season and team-high eight catches for a season and a team-high 100 yards and a touchdown.
This was Goedert’s fourth 100-yard game of his career.
After eight games, Goedert has 40 catches(fourth among tight ends) for 521 yards(second among tight ends) and two touchdowns.
Part of the reason for the fifth-year tight end’s success is his connection with quarterback Jalen Hurts. They have good chemistry, and it shows.
Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni believes it’s time to put Goedert’s name in the conversation for best tight ends in football.
“I said yesterday, and I double down on it, Dallas Goedert needs to be in the conversation for best tight ends in the NFL,” Sirianni said Friday. “He’s a big-time player. He can do it many different ways. He does it in the intermediate game, he does it in the short passing game, he does it in the screen game, and then he’s an all-around good blocker. There aren’t a lot of guys like him.
“Jalen(Hurt) has full trust in him, our offensive coaches and myself have full trust in him, that we know when we need a play, there’s certain plays that we call for Dallas that we know are going to be successful, and that’s part of that self-scout, too. To be able to study some of those things that we know that we’re good at and that we know Dallas is good at and continue to get him that football.
They have great chemistry. I think there was a third down play yesterday where we completed it down to the four on a corner route to Dallas, and it was just a great touch by Jalen, knowing exactly where Dallas was going to be, that he was going to be right in front of the safety and right behind the corner against cover two. I think that was on full display, the trust that he has, that he was going to be right there in that spot for him on that play yesterday. It was a big conversion that set up a score for us.”
Goedert, who signed a four-year, $57 million contract extension last season, is playing like a Pro Bowler and one of the best tight ends in football. If he keeps playing at this level, he will be mentioned as one of the better tight ends in the NFL.