Richard Rodgers didn’t get a chance to play in a Super Bowl during his four seasons with the Green Bay Packers, getting closest in 2016 when they lost to the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game.
If the former California tight end appears in the NFL’s title game this season it will be with a team that would enter as the defending Super Bowl champions.
#Packers free agent TE Richard Rodgers is signing a 1-year deal with the #Eagles, source said. He goes to a place that uses the TE as much as anyone to reboot his career. He hopes to recreate the success from 2015, when he had 8 TDs.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 4, 2018
The 26-year-old Rodgers started 24 games in four years with Green Bay, just one last season when he had a career-low 12 receptions for 160 yards and a touchdown. He’s caught 120 balls for 1,166 yards and 13 TDs in his career, his best season coming in 2015 when he had 58 catches for 510 yards and 8 scores.
The Philadelphia Eagles had 110 catches and 14 TDs from tight ends during the regular 2017, most by Zach Ertz. Trey Burton signed with the Chicago Bears and the Eagles released Brent Celek, opening the door for Rodgers to get a fair amount of touches.
Rodgers played for Cal from 2011-13, catching 59 passes for 896 yards and 2 TDs. He was drafted by Green Bay in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft.