A Zach Ertz trade proposal that should interest Philadelphia Eagles fans

Zach Ertz (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Zach Ertz (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Carson Wentz era is finally over as he’s been traded to the Indianapolis Colts. Here’s the bad news though. The Philadelphia Eagles aren’t out of the woods yet. This is a front office that still has a ton of work to do, and at the root of everything sits a star tight end, one Zach Ertz.

While the mess that was Carson Wentz’s trade dilemma reached a fever pitch, rumors continued to swirl around another well-known Eagles star. Ertz has been a constant professional for the Birds and will go down in history as one of the best to ever do it at his position. He’s clearly the best Eagles tight end of all time.

Needless to say, all good things come to an end as sad as that is. Towards the end of February’s third week, rumors of Ertz potentially asking for his release from the Philadelphia Eagles began a hail storm, as you might imagine. Though it didn’t shock anyone, something of that magnitude is still newsworthy, and it’s causing quite a stir in the Eagles fan base and media.

This isn’t the first time Ertz was mentioned in Philadelphia Eagles trade rumors.

If this sounds familiar, it should. Zach Ertz has been the subject of trade talks for quite some time. In 2020, rumors flew that the Philadelphia Eagles had considered moving the former First-Team All-Pro (2018) before the trade deadline. While we can’t be completely sure that those reports were accurate, they had to come from somewhere. Plus, we can all agree that general manager Howie Roseman isn’t beyond trading any and everyone.

With that in mind, here’s a trade scenario worth mulling over. This one comes on the heels of the rumors that the Los Angeles Chargers are interested in acquiring Ertz’s services. This is a move that helps both franchises. Okay fans, let’s have some fun.

Might this be a trade that interests the Philadelphia Eagles’ front office?

Okay, here’s what we have. The Philadelphia Eagles send tight end Zach Ertz and a 2022 sixth-round selection to the Chargers. Los Angeles sends the Birds a pair of 2021 draft picks (one in the fourth round and one in the sixth. Philly would also receive a fifth-round selection in 2022.

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This trade would be a fair one to both sides as the Chargers get a great pair of hands to help Justin Herbert’s progression along with another draft choice. The Philadelphia Eagles, who are in a full rebuild, shed Ertz’s contract and gain draft capital in both the 2021 and 2022 NFL Draft, something they are in dire need of.