By Michael Donovan
How desperate are the Eagles to find some weapons?
They brought in Tyree Jackson for a tryout the other day. He threw for 6,999 yards and 49 touchdowns in three years at the University of Buffalo.
But they worked him out as a tight end, according to ESPN’s Field Yates, and not a quarterback.
The 6-7, 250-pounder definitely has the size, but can he catch the football? Well, the Seattle Seahawks already worked him out as a tight end but he left without a contract. And he did play basketball at Mona Shores High in Michigan, a trait that translated into great NFL careers for guys like Antonio Gates, Tony Gonzalez and Jimmy Graham.
Jackson went undrafted in 2019 before signing with the Buffalo Bills as a rookie free agent. He appeared in four preseason games as a quarterback and completed 30-of-57 passes for 315 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Prior to that, the 23-year-old played in the short-lived XFL where he saw limited action in five games as a backup quarterback for the DC Defenders. He finished 11-of-18 for 46 yards and a touchdown, plus nine rushes for 28 yards.