The most productive tight end in the NFC over the past month has no idea what his recent hot streak means for his future. But as Eric Ebron prepares for Sunday's season finale against the Green Bay Packers, one thing is clear: He's not sweating the unknown, either. "It’s just a good position to be in if you’re me," Ebron told the Free Press this week. Ebron was talking about his upside as a 24-year-old pass catcher who's still not in the prime of his career, but he could have been talking about a myriad of other things including his contract situation and life itself. The Detroit Lions exercised the 2018 option on Ebron's rookie contract last spring, and for the first half of the season it looked like he wouldn't be around to see that $8.25 million payday in Detroit. He struggled with drops and inconsistent play early on, and by mid-October Ebron was getting booed by his own fans every time he touched the ball. But Ebron became a first-time father during the bye week, that experience gave him a new outlook on life, and his play has picked up to the point that he's been one of the best tight ends in the NFL since. Ebron has four or more catches in each of the Lions' last six games, and he's had his two highest receiving totals of the season (83 and 94 yards) in the last three weeks. New York Giants rookie Evan Engram is the only NFC tight end with more receiving yards in the month of December (252 to 248), though Ebron has more touchdowns (two to one) and receptions (24 to 20).
Eric Ebron feels he’s in a “good position” as season comes to a close
Detroit Free Press | Dec 28