An update from The King:
Latest on #Eagles Zach Ertz. I know hear there is a great chance Ertz will be on team at start of season. Been told Zach will be there at start of training camp Tuesday. Zach has been working out in team facility for close to last 2 weeks with teammates. He’s over the issues.
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) July 21, 2021
Howard meant to write “I now hear” instead of “I know hear,” FYI.
Gotta be honest, I don’t give one-tenth of a shit about the Zach Ertz story at this point. I think I’m in the same camp as Jimmy Kempski, who wrote this on Twitter:
I understand the excitement of Zach Ertz *maybe* returning to the team because he’s a fan fave, etc, but it doesn’t make sense. Looking at it unemotionally, there’s no good reason to overpay on his $8.5 million salary while also taking snaps away from the better/younger TE.
Yeah. Zach Ertz isn’t the long-term TE1 for this team, so while it’s nice to have him work with Jalen Hurts as a veteran weapon to help a young QB, he doesn’t have a future here, so you can’t sacrifice too many snaps and stunt your growth.
We have to keep our priorities straight here. We’re turning a corner and moving forward. It’s a new era of Eagles football. Ertz is a Bird legend and Super Bowl winner, but the upside of keeping him for the 2021 season is seemingly very little.