Ertz Traded To The Cardinals
In a deal that I think many thought would go down in the offseason, the Eagles have dealt three-time Pro Bowler Zach Ertz to the Cardinals in exchange for a 5th round draft pick, and corner back Tay Gowan per ESPN’s Adam Schefter
Trade: Eagles are sending three-time Pro Bowl TE Zach Ertz to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for CB Tay Gowan and a 2022 5th-round pick, sources tell ESPN. pic.twitter.com/lUlic7y0Oa— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 15, 2021
This gives the Eagles their 3rd fifth round draft pick, having previously acquired the Washington Football Team’s selection. In total, the Eagles now have:
Two 1st round picks
Two 2nd round picks (Colts could become a first)
One third round pick
One fourth round pick
Three 5th round picks
One 6th round pick.
Gowan was taken in the 6th round out of University Central Florida in this past years draft. It appears Gowan is organizational depth for a position that the Eagles do need.
In Ertz, the Eagles lose the best tight end in franchise history. Originally drafted by Chip Kelly in the second round of the 2013 draft, Ertz quickly became a focal point of the Eagles offense. He adapted to Sam Bradford, and then Carson Wentz, and in his final game he had 4 catches for 29 yards and one touch down. Ertz finishes his career with 123 games played. 579 yards for 6,267 yards. He had 38 touch downs in his career, but none bigger than the one that put the Eagles ahead in Super Bowl 52.