Philadelphia Eagles: A trade idea that sends Zach Ertz to Pittsburgh

Zach Ertz Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Zach Ertz Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

It seems like this time every year there are a few big-name players mentioned as potential trade candidates. While the Philadelphia Eagles continue to see the media discuss everything happening at the NovaCare Complex, trade talk surrounding Carson Wentz won’t go away.  Now, another longtime Eagles great, Zach Ertz, is seeing his name in a few headlines.

While everyone has been consumed with the idea of potentially trading the former franchise QB, what’s interesting is it’s Ertz that could be moved first. Earlier reports hit the airwaves that the former Stanford Cardinal could be bracing himself for a fresh start elsewhere, leaving the media and fans alike on high alert.

The Philadelphia Eagles and Zach Ertz rumored split isn’t anything new.

Whispers of a potential split between the Philadelphia Eagles and Zach Ertz started at the beginning of the most recent NFL season. The Baltimore Ravens were rumored to be a possible landing spot, but injuries plagued 86 all season, ending any chances the front office had of getting a deal done.

Whether there’s any validity to the more recent trade rumors is up for debate, but what we can’t forget is who’s leading the charge. Philadelphia Eagles Vice President and General Manager Howie Roseman is always looking to strike some sort of deal, so one could assume, at the very least, that he’s taking phone calls about his star tight end.

Here’s a trade scenario that could interest the Philadelphia Eagles.

Here’s an idea. It’s also a win-win for both sides. Ertz stays in the state of Pennsylvania as the Philadelphia Eagles send Zach Ertz, a 2021 seventh-round selection, and a fifth-round selection in 2022 to the Pittsburgh Steelers. They, in turn, send wideout Diontae Johnson, a fourth-round pick, and a conditional 2022 sixth-round pick that could become a fifth-round pick to the Birds.

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By doing so, the Steelers land an excellent offensive weapon and gain some draft capital for the 2021 and 2022 NFL Drafts. The Philadelphia Eagles add an offensive weapon at a position of need and gain draft capital themselves, one selection that helps right away and another that aids them in 2022.