Gone are the days when the Philadelphia Eagles were considered masters of 12 personnel and had teams scrambling for answers when they had Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert together on the field. With the veteran gone, Goedert has stepped up and become the number one player at the position; apart from him, though, the situation in the tight end room has to be a concern for the Eagles as the season gets near.
There are a lot of unproven names but not many of them give the fans confidence. The most famous is J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, who switched positions this offseason in hopes of salvaging his career. The favorite to take the TE2 spot is Jack Stoll, who spent some time on the roster in 2021 after impressing as an undrafted tight end; rookie Grant Calcaterra has a good chance of making the team, but there's no guarantee that he's going to be a factor whatsoever.
Two guys with a shot to take a sizeable portion of snaps are Tyree Jackson and Richard Rodgers. The former was a certainty to make the 2021 roster before getting hurt during joint practices with the New England Patriots and tore his ACL later in the season; Rodgers spent previous seasons with the Eagles behind Ertz and Goedert, but failed to make plays consistently.
Somebody has to step up, because the Eagles love to use two-tight end sets in their formations, but there's not a lot of hope for the position outside from Goedert. There will be a lot of opportunities available for someone to step up and shine. Philadelphia hopes that the opportunity will be taken.