It’s probably a done deal that the Philadelphia Eagles and Zach Ertz part ways.
It’s almost impossible to be a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and not feel something emotionally about the impending roster upheaval. Just look at the fact that we’re almost certain that Zach Ertz is leaving and what’s gone on with Carson Wentz.
If you’re a fan of the latter, you’re understandably a little heartbroken, but you understand the business model of the NFL too. These things happen all of the time. That’s why, unlike NBA fans, we all cheer for the name on the front of the jersey instead of the names that are sewn on the back.
On the other hand, there are the Birds fans who couldn’t wait for 11’s departure and are waiting on 86 to follow him. Carson Wentz is gone and with him go all of the hopes we heaped on him, but he won’t be the only Eagle to leave the nest.
DeSean Jackson has already been given his walking papers and rumor has it that Zach Ertz has asked to be released. If this is indeed the end of 86’s run in the midnight green, the draft might be a nice pool in which to fish for his replacement. Here are ten possible candidates, and we didn’t even have to use Kyle Pitts of the Florida Gators.