Training camp and the preseason haven't even arrived, but Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is already excited by what he's seen from offseason acquisition Alshon Jeffery.

While the Eagles have yet to strap on pads, or play an opponent with another logo on their helmet, Jeffery has already stood out above the rest of a revamped receiving corps throughout spring practices.

Whether by making circus catches, blowing the cover off the secondary, or simply dominating cornerbacks with his size and physicality, it isn't difficult to see the value Jeffery is poised to bring to the Eagles' offense this season.

For Ertz, who led the Eagles in receiving last season, it could mean more space to operate in the middle of the field whether he's lined up as a tight end or a receiver in the slot, thanks to the respect opposing defensive coordinators must pay Jeffery as a deep-threat.

"Not only Alshon, but Torrey [Smith], as well," Ertz said following Thursday's OTA practice at the NovaCare Complex. "Those guys are established wide receivers in this league. Teams have got to respect them. Safeties have got to back up. From that standpoint, I think there will be more space in the middle of the field.

"We'll see how it goes throughout the preseason and the regular season. I'm just glad to have those guys on the outside, they're great players. They're extremely talented. You guys see with Alshon, when the ball is in the air, he's going to go make a play. I think that's kind of too dout to me from the OTAs that we've had."

Throwing to the likes of Ertz, Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor, and Dorial Green-Beckham, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz averaged a meager 6.2 yards per attempt, ranking 31st in the league. Adding Jeffery, and Smith into the mix, the Eagles hope to see Wentz and the offense take a significant leap forward in terms of pushing the ball downfield in 2017.

Meanwhile, Ertz is just happy to finally have some consistency at the quarterback position after catching passes from Michael Vick, Nick Foles, Sam Bradford, and Wentz during the first four years of his career.