Last season, the team’s number one tight end got hurt in the second game of the season and never was able to be fully healthy after that. But now he’s back and ready to have a bounce back year.
Jack Doyle had a couple of scary injuries last season. He had a hip injury that he suffered in the second game of the season that forced him to miss a few games early. Then he got hurt even worse where he had to go to the hospital after lacerating his kidney.
Both of those injuries have cleared up now, and he is primed to have a bounce back season. Doyle is a player that does all kinds of great things for the offense. He is a reliable pass catcher, great blocker, and he can be used all over the field.
Doyle should not only help the passing game this season, but also the running game. He is a very effective lead blocker on run plays. They like to line him up at full back and let him plow through the line ahead of Marlon Mack or whoever the running back is at the time.
Frank Reich has said he wants to make a bigger commitment to the running game this season. He wants the offense to be more balanced. Getting Doyle back into the fold helps with that plan. Mack and company should be very happy about that.
Doyle is a fan favorite because he is a local guy and he plays very hard. Expect him to do that yet again this season.