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Teams Calling About Zach Ertz, Trade Expected In Coming Days

The rebuilding process continues for the Philadelphia Eagles. The team has moved on from several key members of the offense. Maybe not key members from this past season, but over the last several years.

Players such as Carson Wentz, Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson are gone. Now, it looks like longtime tight end Zach Ertz could be the next one to go.

According to Mike Silver with the NFL Network, multiple teams have called Philadelphia about trading for Ertz. Two sources familiar with the situation told Silver that a move could happen in the coming days.

Ertz is only 30 years old, so he should still have a few more good years left in him. Prior to 2020, the Stanford product had a five-year run as one of the top producing tight ends in the NFL. Here were his numbers during that five-year stretch:

  • 431 receptions
  • 4,572 yards receiving
  • 32 touchdowns
  • 10.6 YPC

His best season came in 2018 when he brought in 116 catches for 1,163 yards and eight touchdowns. Can he still perform at that level? Probably not, but he can still be an effective pass-catcher/blocker for an offense.

There were rumors a few weeks ago that the Eagles were discussing a trade with the Seattle Seahawks and Indianapolis Colts.

Seattle makes the most sense and would give Russell Wilson another weapon — if he stays — after losing Greg Olsen to retirement. Indianapolis doesn’t make as much sense on paper with Jack Doyle and Mo-Alie Cox on the roster, but it would reunite Ertz with Wentz and Frank Reich.

Other options are the Bills, Patriots, Bengals and Cardinals. Or maybe the Ravens or Packers will continue to have interest in the former three-time Pro Bowler. Both teams made offers for him before last season’s trade deadline.

Follow Clint Lamb on Twitter @ClintRLamb.

Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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    • Yep, it’s because of front office and ownership incompetence. Players are cut, head coach and others lose their job but owner Jeffrey Lurie keeps GM Howie Roseman who is a complete douche. Watch, this year Roseman will fuck up another draft.

  1. It’s way harder to predict NFL trades and signings than other sports isn’t it? Look at Watt. Everyone said it was down to Green Bay, Buffalo and Tennessee. He goes to Arizona. I expect the same with Ertz. Who knows where he’ll go? NFL teams don’t seem to release much true intel before a deal is made.

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