Six weeks later, Zach Ertz’s future in Philadelphia remains unclear

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After the regular season ended, Eagles tight end Zach Ertz acknowledged that he doesn’t know whether he will remain in Philadelphia. Six weeks later, that hasn’t changed.

A slew of recent reports that Ertz could be traded aren’t really anything new, as Ertz himself knew that was the case at the end of the season.

The Eagles are currently projected to be over the 2021 salary cap and need to shed salary, so it wouldn’t make much sense for them to bring back Ertz, who is due an $8.25 million base salary in 2021 and is coming off a season in which he had a career-low 335 receiving yards.

The only question is whether the Eagles would be able to find a trading partner for Ertz. For the same reasons that the Eagles no longer want to be on the hook for that $8.25 million salary, they may have a hard time finding a trade partner as well.

7 responses to “Six weeks later, Zach Ertz’s future in Philadelphia remains unclear

  1. Because Howie Roseman and Jeff Lurie are turning the organization into a dumpster later fire.

  2. Eagles are giving Houston a run for that number one next year. Time to step it up Jets. C’mon give us some drama we are bored.

  3. Good player, good guy, but his best years are behind him. I suspect the Eagles are seriously overestimating his value on the trade market as well.

  4. I still am shocked they didn’t trade him at the trade deadline last year and instead put him on IR. Yea, the offers probably were not what you wanted but did you really think the off season was going to improve the offers?

  5. He really fell off a cliff this year, but a high ankle sprain early in the year didn’t help. It’s a shame he won’t be able to finish his career in Philly but few players get to play their whole career with one team.

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