6 Philadelphia Eagles who may leave town like Carson Wentz

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Zach Ertz deserves more respect from the Philadelphia Eagles than he’s gotten.

Sometimes, it’s hard to understand what so many Philadelphia Eagles fans are thinking. Zach Ertz has done everything right as a member of this franchise.

Sure, he had some physical issues in 2020, but he never held the team to ransom like Jason Peters. He even broke down in tears once when he spoke about how much he loved playing in the city of Philadelphia and for Birds fans everywhere, yet it’s Carson Wentz, a guy that didn’t want to be here, that gets the 21-gun salute when he leaves.

Again, it’s hard to understand what Birds fans are thinking at times.

Zach Ertz is the greatest tight end in the history of the Philadelphia Eagles, and he sits second in the team’s record books for most receptions in the franchise’s history behind the great Harold Carmichael. If you’re a Birds fan and you’re questioning whether or not Ertz deserves some recognition for always doing things the right way, that isn’t a reflection of Zach Ertz. That’s just evidence that you as a fan have no idea what you are talking about.

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Something needs to be said about loyalty, and the Eagles have done some guys wrong who have given themselves to this team unconditionally and, in Ertz’s case, had his contract re-written a few times to bail guys like Howie Roseman out.

Rumor has it that 86 will ask for his release come March, but even though football is a business and this is a part of the game, it’s hard to believe that this is how things will end for Zach Ertz in the City of Brotherly Love. Oh well. It’s just further evidence of how far and how hard this franchise has fallen.