Since the 2020 season was cut short due to COVID-19 we’ve seen a good handful of players make the move to the NFL. Just because the season has concluded doesn’t mean we won’t see more names make the jump.
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson is no stranger to giving new roles to college quarterbacks. It seems like he’s found another that he plans to integrate into his offense.
According to NFL insider Tom Pelissero, the Eagles are signing former DC Defenders backup QB Tyree Jackson to a reserve/future deal and moving him to tight end. Jackson is 6-foot-7 and played college football at the University of Buffalo but went undrafted in 2019.
The #Eagles are signing former University of Buffalo quarterback Tyree Jackson to a futures deal — and moving him to tight end, per source.
At 6-foot-7 and 250 pounds, Jackson certainly looks the part.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 7, 2021
In three years as a starter, Jackson threw for 6,999 yards and 49 touchdowns. On the ground he had 757 yards and 16 touchdowns. He was the 2018 MAC Most Valuable Player and the MAC Offensive Player of the Year.
After failing to make the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent, Jackson signed with the DC Defenders for their inaugural 2020 season. Over five games he went 11 of 18 for 46 yards and a touchdown, with nine carries for 28 yards rushing.
Tyree Jackson may not have a future in the NFL as a quarterback, but with the right coaching, he could have some kind of role in the league.
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