Philadelphia Eagles: 3 Bold predictions for Zach Ertz going forward

Zach Ertz #86, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Zach Ertz #86, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /
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Zach Ertz #86, Philadelphia Eagles
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Zach Ertz is back. What does that mean for the Philadelphia Eagles?

If you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan, no one has to tell you how difficult it has been from time to time to watch one of this team’s games from start to finish. Heck, to be honest, there are probably a few coaches who would use some PTO time if they had any. Then again, some of you are probably already thinking that this Birds coaching staff has taken more than their fair share of the allotted time off.

Week after week, the same things happen. Guys get healthy. Fans find some renewed hope, but the on-field product leaves much to be desired. Even the win versus the hated Dallas Cowboys felt like a loss. Fast forward to the present, and a two-game winning streak has transitioned into three consecutive losses.

Sure, the Birds are getting healthy at the right time, but nothing’s changing. Jalen Reagor came back from injury, and blah. Jason Peters got healthy, and nothing. Now, it’s Zach Ertz‘s turn. Philly activated him ahead of Week 13’s game. Normally, news like that would be a game-changer, but there’s no buzz.

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. This was supposed to be the year that an Eagles legend passed another, Harold Carmichael, and took ownership of the record for the most receptions ever by anyone in the franchise’s history. Instead, there have been hurt feelings, a contract dispute, and a six-week stretch, one that covered five games, where Ertz wasn’t even available.

With that being said, here’s a fair question. What can be expected from 86 down the stretch? No one knows, but here’s a guess. Here are three of about 100 possible scenarios of what to expect from Zach Ertz going forward.