Goedert: Eagles tight end signs new, four-year contract worth $57m
The Philadelphia Eagles, who traded Zach Ertz to the Arizona Cardinals last month, have tied down Dallas Goedert to a lucrative new contract.
The Philadelphia Eagles have handed tight end Dallas Goedert a new, four-year contract.
The departure of Super Bowl-winning hero Zach Ertz last month cleared the path for Goedert to take up the number one tight end spot for Philadelphia.
Goedert's new Eagles deal worth up to $57 million
And the Eagles have made sure he will be around for his prime after confirming they have reached agreement on a deal that keeps him with the team until 2025.
According to NFL.com, the pact is worth $57million including $35m guaranteed.
Those terms ensure Goedert is the tight end with the third-highest average annual salary in the NFL, behind only George Kittle and Mark Andrews, while it is ahead of the Kansas City Chiefs' Travis Kelce.
Eagles "think the world of" Goedert, says coach Sirianni
"We're really excited for him," Eagles coach Nick Sirianni said on Friday. "He's the type of guy that we think the world of. He's a great football player, great on and off the field.
"Just the type of guy you want to succeed and sign contracts like this and keep in the building."
Goedert, who was drafted in the second-round ahead of the 2018 season, has 29 receptions for 429 yards and two touchdowns in nine games so far this year.
He is averaging 14.8 yards per reception in 2021, which is second only to David Njoku (16.0) among NFL tight ends.
Goedert has remarkably recorded a first down with 75.9 per cent of his catches this year - which is the best rate at his position - and he ranks fourth with 6.8 yards after the catch.
The Eagles are at home against the 5-4 New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Having won two of their last three games to reach 4-6, they remain in contention for a Wild Card place in the NFC.