A recent Philadelphia Eagles acquisition could mean 86’s time in Philly is ending.
Once upon a time, it seemed as though there was no way that Zach Ertz wouldn’t wind up as the Philadelphia Eagles‘ all-time leader in both receptions and receiving yards. Heading into the 2020 season, 86 was in a stone’s throw of capsizing a record that had long been held by Philly’s most recent Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Harold Carmichael. All that needed to happen, seemingly, was that Ertz would have another of those great seasons Birds fans have come to expect from the greatest tight end in franchise history.
Things got off to a raucous start, or so it seemed, as 86 caught the first touchdown pass of Philly’s season. Who would have thunk, at that point, that would have been the only touchdown he’d score.
On October 22nd, he was placed on injured reserve with a high ankle sprain after Philly’s scuffle with the Baltimore Ravens in Week 6. 86 missed weeks 7 through 12 before returning to the lineup on December 2nd and appearing in the Green Bay game, but he was never quite the Ertz Birds fans have gotten to know over the past eight seasons.
There isn’t an Eagles fan in the Delaware Valley or anywhere else on Planet Earth that isn’t familiar with his recent contract dispute and the drama that has transpired as a result, and how about this? Dare we say that a recent Philly acquisition and the alleged interest the Tennessee Titans have in him might be adding a little fuel to a growing fire? Let’s dig into what’s been going on as well as two reasons why Ertz’s time in midnight green could be winding down.