Zach Ertz: Happiest I’ve been in a long time

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Tight end Zach Ertz went into the offseason unsure about his future with the Eagles and he stayed away from much of the offseason program, but he remains on the roster and said on Wednesday that any issues with the team are in the past.

Ertz said that he and the team “mended” fences over the last few months and that he’s excited about the upcoming season. He called himself the “happiest” he’s been in a long time after working with the new coaching staff this offseason and said that he’s not interested in being anywhere else in the future.

“This is the place I want to be, this is the place I want to retire. I’m moving on from everything that happened this offseason,” Ertz said in his first media session of the year.

Ertz dealt with injuries while catching 36 passes for 335 yards and a touchdown in 11 games last season. He’ll try for a better outcome in his ninth season with the team.

9 responses to “Zach Ertz: Happiest I’ve been in a long time

  1. Glad to see things worked out for the guy. As long as he’d been in Philly and as good as he’s been on and off the field, he deserves a chance to retire there.

  2. Everyone was saying Ertz had to be traded and that it made no sense for this team to carry his cap hit this season. Maybe. But I am glad he is still around. A great player and teammate. He will be huge for the development of many of the younger guys on offense and not just the TEs.

  3. So…at the risk of reading too much into this….Zach was not happy when Carson and Doug were here, but is happy with the new coach and new QB.

    Very interesting…

  4. Any real Eagles fans are happy to see Zach Ertz back for this season. He’s an all time great Eagle and should stay with the franchise for years to come.

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