Latest Roster Move another example of Eagles Youth Movement
The Philadelphia Eagles made their final roster moves about 24 hours ahead of their kickoff on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field against the Los Angeles Chargers and it is another sign of the organization continuing their "Youth Movement":
The promotion of Jordan Howard is predictable with Miles Sanders out for another couple weeks is no surprise and John Hightower takes the spot of JJ Arcega-Whiteside who was ruled Out by Head Coach Nick Sirianni at his press conference yesterday. But the most interesting name here is Tyree Jackson being added to the active roster.
In the aftermath of the Eagles trading away Zach Ertz, Philadelphia's depth behind Dallas Goedert has been a Tight End depth chart featuring the serviceable Jack Stoll and veteran Pass Catching Specialist Richard Rodgers. But Tyree Jackson is the guy the Eagles organization really wants to see what he can development into after making a big impression during Training Camp before he sustained a Back Injury that landed him on Injured/Reserve for the first eight weeks of the 2021 NFL season.
Jackson is trying to follow in the footsteps of former college Quarterbacks like Logan Thomas (former Virginia Tech Quarterback, now Washington Tight End), Brian Mitchell (former Louisiana Quarterback turned Running Back with Eagles, Giants, and Washington), Julian Edelman (former Kent State Quarterback turned into Patriots Wide Receiver and Super Bowl MVP) and don't forget about Antwaan Randle-El (former Indiana Quarterback turned Wide Receiver with the Steelers). Jackson threw for 6,999 Passing Yards and 49 Touchdowns in 32 games at the University of Buffalo.
Jackson opened many people's eyes at Eagles Training Camp back in August showcasing a special level of athleticism and hand-eye coordination for a 6'7" former college Quarterback. If Jackson can continue to evolve and grow as a football player, the Eagles could have a new dynamic duo at the Tight End position with Dallas Goedert now the primary Tight End starter for the Offense.
During Nick Sirianni's three years as Offensive Coordinator with the Indianapolis Colts, we saw their offense utilize Tight Ends like Jack Doyle, Eric Ebron, and Mo Allie-Cox. Plus during Sirianni's five years on the Chargers' coaching staff, they had guys like Antonio Gates and Hunter Henry on the roster, so I would not be surprised to see the Eagles want to help Jackson reach his fullest potential as the organization continues to turn the page on their roster from the veteran heavy team that won the Super Bowl four years ago into the next era of in Philadelphia. Jackson could be a key part of the organizations plan moving forward with their offensive plans.