Zach Ertz’ tenure as a Philadelphia Eagle is close to coming to an end. This according to NFL Insider Michael Silver. Silver tweeted that multiple teams had called the Eagles and a trade could happen in the coming days.
Multiple teams have called the Eagles about the possibility of trading for three-time Pro Bowl TE Zach Ertz, and a deal could happen in the coming days, according to two sources familiar with the talks. @nflnetwork @AroundTheNFL— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) March 8, 2021
Ertz is owed $8.25 million in 2021 and the Eagles have his heir apparent in Dallas Goedert waiting to take over. For a team in cap trouble, it seemed highly unlikely Ertz would return to the team. It will be interesting to see what the return is. Ertz isnt coming off a good year. He played in 11 games and despite 72 targets he reeled in just 36 catches for 335 yards and one touch down. He is just 30 years old but you have to think teams will use the “hes past his prime” line to lowball the Eagles.
This isnt a huge surprise to the fan base, or even Ertz himself. When speaking to reporters via zoom at the end of the year Ertz got very emotional when discussing his Eagles tenure.
Zach Ertz gets very emotional and is in tears talking about his time in Philly ❤️— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) January 4, 2021
“This is the best city to play for and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience”
“This city means a lot to me. It means a lot to my family. I’m thankful” pic.twitter.com/1ci2uFqtS5
Arguably the best move Chip Kelly ever made as Eagles head coach was selecting Ertz in the second round of the 2013 NFL draft (the other two moves being Lane Johnson with the 4th pick and signing Malcolm Jenkins.) Ertz has spent his entire 8 year NFL career with the Eagles, scoring 36 touch downs. None bigger than the one that ultimately ended up winning the Eagles the Super Bowl.
In 2018 he set the record for most receptions in a season by a tight end with 118 catches. He is the best tight end in Eagles history.