July 15, 2024

Eagles TE Dallas Goedert eager to play in Kellen Moore’s offense, continue career in Philadelphia

Under Moore in 2023, the injury-riddled Chargers leaned more on Keenan Allen and Austin Ekeler than their tight ends, but Gerald Everett was tied for second on the team with 51 receptions, and Donald Parham enjoyed a career year with 27 catches, 285 yards and four scores.

It’s unclear how Moore will utilize Goedert, Grant Calcaterra, C.J. Uzomah and Albert Okwuegbunam, especially with Philly’s deep bench of playmakers — Moore has promised “tweaks” overall — but Goedert has an idea.

“I’m hoping that all year (defenses) double A.J. (Brown), double Smitty (DeVonta Smith), and they’re worried about Saquon (Barkley),” Goedert joked to Neiburg, “so I can run free down the middle all game long.”

Goedert, who missed three games in 2023 with a fractured forearm and has frequently sat out short stints due to injury, is entering his age-29 season with a bit at stake. The tight end still has one year left on his four year-extension signed in 2021, but Goedert doesn’t have any guaranteed money left in 2025, leaving him vulnerable to the whims of general manager Howie Roseman.

While the Eagles vet is excited about the immediate future with Moore and others, he insisted he’s “not too worried” about his long-term status in Philly.

“I love being in Philadelphia,” Goedert said. “I’m going to give them everything I’ve got and let the chips fall where they may fall. …

“I still feel like the best years are ahead of me.”