2. Zach Ertz, TE
I’ll say this right now; Nobody should complain when Carson Wentz ‘over-targets’ Zach Ertz this week. Let me ask this — what’s wrong with a quarterback utilizing a top-three tight end in the NFL? The complaints on that topic don’t make much sense when the team is short-handed.
It’s understandable if Wentz is continuously targeting Ertz while the “DNA” wideouts are running free. But if two-thirds of “DNA” is out, the chances are, defenses are going to zero in on one guy (Nelson Agholor). And if defenses have all of their attention on Nelson Agholor, then Wentz has to throw to the next best thing — and it’s not any other wideout.
Zach Ertz is efficient, and he can get the job done in the passing game. He won’t stretch the field or collect any deep balls, but quick throws to Ertz get the offense in a rhythm and move the ball down the field. He’s arguably their best healthy offensive player, so the Eagles are going to do all they can to make sure he gets production.