Report: Zach Ertz Trade Could Happen ‘in Coming Days’
It seems like its almost a given that the Philadelphia Eagles will play the 2021 season without their three-time Pro Bowl tight end, Zach Ertz.
According to Michael Silver of the NFL Network, multiple teams have called the Eagles, and a deal could happen 'in the coming days'.
Ertz is coming off an injured filled 2020 season, with career lows across the board, catching just 36 passes for 336 yards and one touchdown. The 30-year old is headed into the final year of his contract which would pay him $8.25 million.
If the Eagles were to either trade or release Ertz, they would save nearly $5 million in cap space.
The 2013 second-round pick had his best season with the Eagles in 2018, catching a league record 116 passes by a tight end, with 1,163 yards and eight touchdowns.
If the Eagles move on from Ertz, former second-round pick Dallas Goedert, would move into a more prominent role in the offense.
Ertz will always be remembered for his go-ahead touchdown reception in the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots. In that Super Bowl game, Ertz caught seven passes for 67-yards an the game-winning score.
Two teams to keep an eye on are Seattle and Indianapolis, both teams were previously reported to be interested in Ertz.
A few weeks ago, we discussed the possibility of Ertz being traded to Seattle with NFL insider John Clayton from 710 ESPN in Seattle who acknowledged the Seahawks would have interest.
"I think they do," Clayton said when asked with Seattle has interest in the three-time Pro Bowl tight end. The one problem is Seattle doesn't have a first or third-round draft choice, so Ertz would have to be available for a mid-round pick."
"So are they interested? I think they are," Clayton continued. "But are the Eagles willing to take a mid-round pick for Ertz."
One thing is for sure, Howie Roseman needs to clear out plenty more cap-space, so Ertz's time in Philly is coming to an end.
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