Chris Manhertz

Jacksonville Jaguars
Tight End #82
Jacksonville Jaguars
Tight End #82

Chris Manhertz News

Records 21-yard reception

Manhertz played 27 of the Jaguars' 67 snaps on offense and turned his lone target into a 21-yard reception in Sunday's 36-22 win over the Titans.

Analysis: Manhertz came through with his first 20-plus-yard reception of the season, as he entered Sunday's contest with five receptions for 21 yards over his first 13 appearances. The 6-foot-6, 255-pound Manhertz continues to share the field regularly with top tight end Evan Engram, but Manhertz is deployed almost exclusively as a blocker whenever he's out there.

Dec 14, 2022 9:06 AM EST

One catch Week 9

Manhertz caught one of two targets for seven yards during Sunday's 27-20 win over the Raiders.

Analysis: Manhertz tied a season high with 36 offensive snaps but still played only a minor role in Jacksonville's aerial attack. No. 1 tight end Evan Engram briefly left the contest with a back issue, but he returned to the field and is expected to be good to go for Week 10. Even if Engram were to miss time, Manhertz would likely still primarily function as a blocker.

Nov 7, 2022 2:41 PM EST

Sees rare activity in passing game

Manhertz played 26 of the Jaguars' 73 offensive snaps in Sunday's 13-6 loss to the Texans, finishing with two receptions for 15 yards on two targets.

Analysis: After his first catch of 2022 last week against the Eagles went for no gain, Manhertz was credited with positive yardage for the first time all season Week 5. With snap shares between 28 and 48 percent through each of the Jaguars' first five games, Manhertz looks secure as the top backup to No. 1 tight end Evan Engram, but the 6-foot-6, 255-pound Manhertz will operate almost exclusively as a blocker whenever he's on the field.

Oct 10, 2022 11:38 AM EST

No targets in loss

Manhertz played 25 of 70 offensive snaps and wasn't targeted during Sunday's 28-22 loss to the Commanders.

Analysis: The 30-year-old worked as the Jaguars' No. 2 tight end behind starter Evan Engram but didn't have any involvement in the passing game. Manhertz played in all 17 games last year but totaled only six catches for 71 yards and one touchdown, and he's opened 2022 by once again working as a block-first tight end.

Sep 12, 2022 10:02 AM EST

No targets in finale

Manhertz played 30 of 68 offensive snaps during Sunday's 26-11 win over the Colts and didn't receive a target.

Analysis: Jacob Hollister and Luke Farrell both saw a bit more playing time, but Hollister was the only Jags tight end to be a factor in the passing game with three catches for 14 yards. Manhertz joined Jacksonville on a two-year, $6.65 million deal in March 2021, and he caught six passes for 71 yards and a touchdown in 17 games. The 29-year-old is set to make $2.9 million in 2022 and should continue to see most of his action as a blocking tight end.

Jan 12, 2022 2:15 PM EST

One target Week 17

Manhertz failed to catch his only target during Sunday's 50-10 loss at New England.

Analysis: Manhertz played only 16 of 47 offensive snaps with James O'Shaughnessy sidelined, as Luke Farrell operated as the No. 1 tight end. Manhertz has only six receptions for 71 yards and one touchdown through 16 games and is clearly an afterthought in Jacksonville's passing game.

Jan 3, 2022 11:26 AM EST

Returns from COVID list

Manhertz (illness) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday.

Analysis: Manhertz landed on the COVID-19 list Monday after testing positive for the virus, but he was able to clear the protocols and will be available for Sunday's matchup with New England. The 29-year-old is poised to operate as the Jags' No. 1 tight end since James O'Shaugnessy sidelined by a hip injury.

Jan 1, 2022 1:19 PM EST

Moves to COVID list

Manhertz (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.

Analysis: Manhertz wasn't targeted on 27 offensive snaps during Sunday's loss to the Jets, and he's now entered the health and safety protocols. Luke Farrell (undisclosed) also landed on the COVID-19 list, leaving James O'Shaughnessy and Jacob Hollister as the only available tight ends on the roster.

Dec 27, 2021 1:19 PM EST

Secures lone target

Manhertz caught his only target for seven yards during Thursday's 24-21 loss to the Bengals.

Analysis: Manhertz started and led Jacksonville's tight ends with 24 offensive snaps, but Dan Arnold, Luke Farrell and Jacob Hollister all saw double-digit snaps. Most notable is Arnold, as he was only acquired from the Panthers on Monday and caught both his targets for 29 yards in his debut with the Jags. Manhertz should continue to play regular snaps as a blocking specialist, but Arnold should see more and more playing time as he gets more accustomed to his new offense.

Oct 1, 2021 9:38 AM EST

Not targeted in defeat

Manhertz wasn't targeted and played 25 offensive snaps during Sunday's 31-19 loss to Arizona.

Analysis: The 29-year-old received the start at tight end with James O'Shaughnessy (knee) on injured reserve, but Jacob Hollister ended up leading the position group with 46 offensive snaps. Hollister caught only two of six targets for 15 yards, while Luke Farrell played only 17 snaps and caught his lone target for negative-one yard. The Jaguars were clearly unhappy with what they were seeing out of their tight ends and opted to acquire Dan Arnold from the Panthers on Monday, who will be a candidate to immediately take over the starting role.

Sep 27, 2021 1:30 PM EST

Starting spot open

Manhertz could have an increased role with James O'Shaughnessy (ankle) facing an indefinite absence, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Analysis: Manhertz wasn't targeted and played only 27 offensive snaps during Sunday's loss to Denver despite the fact O'Shaughnessy went down early with the injury. Luke Farrell caught one pass for six yards while playing 36 offensive snaps and may be the teams new top option at tight end in the passing game. Manhertz should continue to play plenty of snaps with O'Shaughnessy, out but he'll likely continue to see most of his work as a blocker.

Sep 20, 2021 11:38 AM EST

Catches lone target

Manhertz caught his only target for 15 yards during Sunday's preseason win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: Manhertz played only eight offensive snaps and connected with Trevor Lawrence for a 15-yard gain in the first quarter. The 29-year-old played sparingly throughout the preseason and caught his only other target for five yards. Manhertz inked a two-year, $7.25 million deal with Jacksonville in March and should have a regular role in the offense, but with 12 receptions in 70 career games his outlook entering Week 1 at Houston remains that of a blocking-oriented tight end. James O'Shaughnessy may be more involved in the passing game at the position for the Jaguars.

Aug 30, 2021 6:03 AM EST

Signs with Jags

Manhertz is signing a two-year, $7.25 million contract with the Jaguars, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The deal includes $4.25 million guaranteed, a nice sum for a blocking specialist. Manhertz has 12 receptions on 1,531 offensive snaps in 70 NFL appearances.

Mar 16, 2021 8:43 AM EST

Completes fifth season

Manhertz finished the 2020 season with six catches on eight targets for 52 yards in 16 games played.

Analysis: Manhertz once again served a blocking role within Carolina's offense, only catching a few passes on the year. Having been with the Panthers all five years of his career, it'll be interesting to see whether the veteran returns to the team in free agency this offseason.

Jan 11, 2021 7:08 PM EST

Catches one pass

Manhertz caught his lone target for 11 yards in Sunday's 28-27 loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: Manhertz, whose specialty is blocking, is yet to make multiple receptions in a game this season, but his one grab Sunday at least got him on the stat sheet.

Nov 30, 2020 7:24 AM EST

Gearing up Sunday

Manhertz (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game versus the Lions, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

Analysis: Manhertz will avoid missing his first game since Week 5 of the 2019 season. The 28-year-old tight end has recorded five receptions for 41 yards through 10 games this year, as he mainly sticks to a special-teams role.

Nov 22, 2020 8:47 AM EST

Questionable for Week 12

Marhertz (shoulder) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Analysis: Manhertz hasn't yet missed a game this season, but it looks like he isn't a lock to suit up versus Detroit. The veteran tight end hasn't had more than one catch in a single contest this season, so it's safe to say that he remains off the fantasy radar.

Nov 20, 2020 11:11 AM EST

Held back in practice Thursday

Manhertz (shoulder) was a limited participant during Thursday's practice session, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The 28-year-old wideout from Canisius has been active for each of the Panthers' 10 games this season, fielding a healthy 31.4 offensive snaps per game while registering six starts. An appearance on the injury report marks Manhertz's first of the campaign. He proved to be remarkably durable coming into this season, suiting up for 47 of the Panthers' 48 games between 2017 and 2019. Thus far in 2020, he has produced five receptions for 41 yards.

Nov 19, 2020 3:29 PM EST

Catches one pass

Manhertz caught his lone target for 17 yards in Sunday's 31-21 win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: Manhertz started at tight end and played nearly 80 percent of Carolina's offensive snaps, topping teammate Ian Thomas' involvement. That extra time allowed Manhertz to make his longest play of the season, but otherwise the veteran stuck to blocking. In contrast, Thomas was targeted five times and scored a touchdown, but his five total receiving yards Sunday again evidenced just how limited the Panthers' tight-end production has been to date.

Oct 5, 2020 6:36 AM EST

Hauls in target

Manhertz caught his lone target for eight yards in Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Manhertz has now hauled in a pass in back-to-back games, and although that light involvement has only yielded 12 yards in total, his production doesn't differ much from starting tight end Ian Thomas' two grabs for 16 yards thus far.

Sep 21, 2020 6:47 AM EST

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