The Philadelphia Eagles offense will certainly have a different look next season. They assured themselves of that when they parted ways with mercurial and volatile receiver DeSean Jackson.
They also have a chance to add and improve in the draft. One thing’s certain though. The tight end will be a bigger focal point for Chip Kelly‘s high paced offense in 2014. He’s always loved the tight end.
One guy who showed glimpses of greatness last season was rookie tight end Zach Ertz. He made circus catches, beat opposing linebackers with crafty moves, and proved to be a red zone threat especially near the end of the season.
Ertz will be further relied on in the upcoming campaign especially in the absence of Jackson. While other guys like Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper will certainly have to step up, Ertz is the real wild card here.
If he can enter elite territory at the tight end position this offense could take on a whole new look. They could operate in a similar way to how the New England Patriots played a few seasons ago with Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski as two weapons that torched defenses in the middle of the field.
The Eagles feature Ertz and productive veteran Brent Celek. It is possible they could duplicate that type of success. Kelly’s offensive machine keeps on moving regardless of who is plugged in there.
He truly believes he can get it done with just about anybody. We will find out soon enough.