Eric Ebron

Eric Ebron


Chance of Injury in 2021: question mark 92%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 14.6%
Projected Games missed for 2021: question mark 1.8
Durability: question mark 5

Medium Risk


Eric Ebron Player Overview

What You Need To Know:

  • Ebron came back to earth after a massive 2018. His season also ended with surgery on both of his ankles, an issue that lingered into May.
  • Pittsburgh signed Ebron to a 2-year deal in March. He’s expected to beat out Vance McDonald for the lead TE role.
  • With McDonald remaining involved, Ebron looks like a strict TE2 — especially as a joins a new team during a truncated offseason.

Injury-shortened 2019

Ebron was an obvious regression candidate last season.

2018 featured career highs across the board: 110 targets, 66 catches, 750 yards and 13 TDs. He scored on all 10 of his red zone catches.

Ebron’s impending regression became even more obvious when Andrew Luck retired last August. Jacoby Brissett showed glimpses of strong play — yet the difference between the two proved clear.

And that impacted Ebron, whose offseason already started on the wrong foot with groin surgery. Across 11 appearances — a career low — he managed just 31 catches for 375 yards and 3 TDs. Ebron ranked 9th at the position in yards per route run but topped 5 targets just once (12 in Week 10 vs. Miami, with T.Y. Hilton and Parris Campbell sidelined).

He missed the final 5 games with an injury to his ankles. He later underwent surgery on both.

Another new home

Ebron joined Pittsburgh in March on a 2-year deal. He received a relatively light $5 million in guarantees; 24th among TEs, per Over the Cap.

Still, he’s expected to take the lead role away from Vance McDonald.

"He’s a super-talented pass receiving tight end," GM Kevin Colbert said of Ebron. "He had some injury issues last year. But when he is healthy, he really did some nice things, especially the year he had Andrew Luck playing with him. There’s definitely athleticism. There’s red zone production. There’s run after the catch. He’s really a premier kind of receiving tight end in this league when he’s healthy.

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Eric Ebron Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Nov 25, 2019 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 The veteran tight end first popped up on the Colts' injury report with ankle injuries during Week 9. The Colts later officially placed Ebron on IR. He missed the remainder of the season
Jul 30, 2017 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 HC Jim Caldwell called it a "tweak." The TE missed most of training camp.
Oct 2, 2016 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1
Oct 2, 2016 NFL Knee Strain Grade 1 Ebron missed 3 games.
Aug 6, 2016 NFL Pedal Ankle (high) Sprain Grade 3 Ebron returned for Week 1.
Oct 5, 2015 NFL Knee MCL Pull Grade 1
Oct 5, 2015 NFL Knee Bruise Ebron missed 2 games.
Oct 15, 2014 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Ebron pulled his hamstring and missed 3 games.