Tight end Tyler Eifert appears to be on his way to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The former first-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft has spent the last seven years with the Cincinnati Bengals. Eifert has proved he’s capable of being a big-time player at times, but has struggled to remain healthy and consistent over the years.
Jacksonville is looking to take a chance on the 6-foot-6 tight end, though. According to NFL insider Tom Pelissero, Eifert and the Jaguars have agreed on terms on a two-year deal – no salary information has been released at this time.
Jacksonville’s offense is in desperate need of weapons in the passing game, specifically at the tight end position. The Jaguars are hoping Eifert can fill a big need in the 2020 season.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 25, 2020
In seven seasons with the Bengals, Eifert caught 185 passes for 2,152 yards and 24 touchdowns in 59 total games. A fresh start with the Jaguars could be all that the former Notre Dame tight end needs to emerge on the national scene, as long as he can remain healthy.
Eifert was a collegiate star for the Fighting Irish. The eventual first-round NFL Draft pick caught 140 passes for 1,840 yards and 11 touchdowns in three seasons at Notre Dame.
The 6-foot-6 tight end could play a major role in Jacksonville’s offense next season.