From: South Dakota
Tight End: Tyler Eifert
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While Matthews had injury concerns, Tyler Eifert will probably make his future team's general manager and head coach give up on sleep altogether.
Hoping the tight end can stay healthy hasn't ended well for a while. He hasn't played a full 16-game season since he entered the league in 2013, and he has missed 41 of a possible 80 regular-season games. Worse, Eifert has been on the field for just 10 games since the beginning of the 2016 campaign.
Over that two-year stretch, he's needed two back surgeries. That's beyond a red flag—being carved up twice often leads to a white flag.
If Eifert were in his early 30s, his career might be winding toward an unfortunate injury-induced conclusion. He'll only be 27 years old when free agency begins, however, which means it's much easier for a team in need of a tight end to talk itself into Eifert, especially since he might be limited to a one-year deal while trying to re-establish his value.
Eifert has proved he can be a red-zone behemoth when healthy by scoring 18 touchdowns during a 21-game stretch during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. He earned a Pro Bowl selection in 2015 with 52 receptions for 615 yards and 13 touchdowns, all while missing three games.
It won't cost much for a team to take the chance he'll return to his 2015 form. If he ends 2018 on injured reserve again, the sting won't last long either.
Projected contract (average annual value): $3 million
i suspect the annual value to be more like 7 million
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