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Eagles finally lock up Goedert on 4-year contract

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Dallas Goedert isn’t going anywhere.

The Eagles have reached a four-year contract extension with their No. 1 tight end that will keep Goedert with the team through the 2025 season.

This was a long time coming for Goedert, the Eagles’ second-round pick from 2018 who has become the clear cut top tight end in the organization since the trade that sent Zach Ertz to Arizona. Goedert is in the final year of his rookie contract.

The four-year extension for Goedert is worth $59 million, with over $35 million guaranteed, a league source confirmed to NBC Sports Philadelphia. That per-year average of $14.75 million ranks second in the NFL among tight ends behind George Kittle and just ahead of Travis Kelce and Mark Andrews.

“Obviously today is a really special day,” Goedert said. “It’s something you dream about when you get into the league. I’m really thankful for the organization. … For them to give a kid from South Dakota the contract, obviously it means a lot. I’m just really excited to stay in Philadelphia longer and go out and hopefully win a lot of games here.”

This season, Goedert has 29 catches for 429 yards and 2 touchdowns. He has been very productive this season and his blocking is often overlooked. He had 2 catches for 28 yards on Sunday in Denver before leaving the game with a concussion.

Goedert, 26, was the No. 49 overall pick by the Eagles out of South Dakota State back in 2018. The Eagles had pick No. 32 after winning the Super Bowl but traded back and eventually ended up with Goedert.

 

“Really excited for him,” head coach Nick Sirianni said. “He’s the type of guy that we think the world or him, we think he’s a great football player. Great on and off the field. This is the type of guy you want to succeed and to sign contracts like this and to keep in the building.”

Goedert becomes the third member of the 2018 class to get an extension, following Jordan Mailata and Josh Sweat. Goedert’s good friend and roommate Avonte Maddox is still on an expiring contract.

A big theme after the Eagles traded Ertz was that they wanted to see Goedert earn his next deal.

“From our perspective, the opportunity to see Dallas and to see Dallas in a larger role. And obviously he’s a free agent,” Roseman said in October. “And there’s no secret that that’s obviously something here going forward that we have to address. Getting him a role where it’s not just sharing time and he’s the guy.

“Because in terms of our bargaining power, there’s going to be no discount on Dallas Goedert. We know that, so we want to get as much information and give him as much opportunity to take over that and see him in that role as possible as opposed to guessing on it.”

Coming into the season, Goedert seemed surprised a deal wasn’t already finished. At that point, talks had broken off. Goedert said his agent had been negotiating throughout the season but brought it to Goedert this week as the deal got close.

Goedert said he doesn’t have any big purchases planned and said he comes from a frugal family. His mom, who was his first call after the extension, still drives Goedert’s car from college. Goedert said he hit a deer with that car and the fender is still damaged.

With nearly $60 million coming his way, Goedert ought to be able to fix that right up.

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