Philadelphia Eagles rumors: Might Zach Ertz be dealt during NFL Draft?

Zach Ertz #86, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Zach Ertz #86, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

It’s been a while since Philadelphia Eagles fans have heard anything concerning Zach Ertz, but 86’s time in Philly might be winding down. Sure, we’ve heard that before, but this time, things feel different.

There have been rumors of interested parties and Philly’s asking price, one of which being that the asking price has been too high. Still, when all was said and done, the dust cleared and smoke settled. Ertz was still a member of the Birds. The talk is ratcheting up again, and if you love the guys in midnight green, you’ll want to know what is being said.

A trusted voice says the Philadelphia Eagles could make a trade during the draft.

We’ve seen the annual NFL Draft provide opportunities for teams to make trades during the three-day process. More commonly, we’ve seen teams wait to see what they add to their roster before making some post-draft additions. That’s how some of us as fans and members of the media thought that Ertz would make his exit. One of the more trusted voices when it comes to Birds football added his own theory recently.

That voice belongs to Pro Football Network’s Tony Pauline, and here’s what he had to say on a potential trade during a recent episode of his Pro Football Network’s highly popular podcast. This one dealt with the draft’s buzz and the rumors that have surrounded it.

"I’m told there are six to seven teams in the running, including the Indianapolis Colts. Many tell me it’s a situation where Howie Roseman will try and squeeze as much as possible from a team that wants Ertz considering the weakness of the tight end class. As we previously reported, the Eagles’ initial third-round asking price was too much for teams initially interested."

Here’s some fallout from that one if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan.

We’ll have to wait and see if any of this is accurate, but there’s a chance that Carson Wentz and former Eagles offensive coordinator/ current Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich both have Ertz on their minds.

A trade between the Colts and Birds makes sense. There are quite a few components of each franchise that bind these two proud organizations, one of which being the recent working relationship between their respective general managers, Chris Ballard and Howie Roseman. Another is one of the most recent transactions that bind them both, one that put Carson Wentz in a blue jersey.

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There’s obviously some familiarity there, as well as some trust, so there’s some confidence that a deal can get done. Don’t ignore this piece of information if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan. This could lead to something. From the Birds’ perspective, they may want to move quickly. They’ll never get more for Zach Ertz than they’d get right now. Dragging things along is how they got stuck with guys like Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, and Nelson Agholor for one more year than they needed to be.