2. The 2020 Philadelphia Eagles season for Zach Ertz ends with a bang.
Never count out a man that’s been fired up by a sense of being labeled as insignificant (or one that doesn’t feel like he’s being compensated fairly). This isn’t a contract season for Ertz. Philly’s decision to exercise his option at the beginning of the current season took care of that. Now, thanks to that move, he’s under contract with the Birds through both the current season and the next.
With so much uncertainty, however, again, the mind begins to wander. Will this Eagles team clean house in the offseason? Will Ertz see a shrinking market after a clunker of a season? Will that clunker lead him to the conclusion that he’s willing to accept a deal that may not equal what he was originally asking for?
As mentioned, it’s hard to believe that, after witnessing what we’ve all seen out of him from Week 2 to Week 6, that he’ll, all of a sudden morph back into the guy we saw come up big twice during that go-ahead drive in Super Bowl LII.
Don’t be surprised if Ertz isn’t the hero versus the Green Bay Packers, the New Orleans Saints, or the Arizona Cardinals. Don’t be surprised if he gets his legs back under him and ends the 2020 season on a high note, with back-to-back stellar games versus two rivals, the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Football Team.