There’s always a bit of truth in sarcasm, and if we all haven’t learned anything else in the football world, it’s this. Expect the unexpected from general manager Howie Roseman and the Philadelphia Eagles.
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick made news when he was caught on camera joking with tight end Zach Ertz and saying that he still had plans of adding Ertz to his own roster but that Roseman wanted too much in return. There was something about two first-round picks and some grandchildren.
It’s weird enough to see Bill Belichick cracking jokes, but when you read between the lines, it’s hard not to wonder if there was anything worth listening to in Belichick’s sarcasm.
The Patriots could be an interesting trade partner for the Philadelphia Eagles.
This isn’t anything new at this point as Zach Ertz has seemingly been on this imaginary trade block for a while. It’s no secret that the Philadelphia Eagles have been taking phone calls and actually listening to trade offers for the superstar pass catcher.
Still, for the Birds to move on, they need their asking price met (maybe one grandchild would be enough). The New England Patriots make sense in this scenario as a trade partner. Everyone and their mother knows that Belichick loves the tight-end position. He also could care less about age if that player still has some juice to his step.
After watching week one of the preseason, Ertz proved his value as he looked healthy for the first time since 2020. That, along with his solid week at practice versus the Patriots could pique Belichick’s interest.
While the Philadelphia Eagles probably wouldn’t get two first-round picks and a couple of grandchildren for Ertz, they could turn the Patriots into an interesting dance partner. How’s this for an idea? What if the Philadelphia Eagles sent Zach Ertz to the Patriots and, in return, got a third-round draft choice and wide receiver N’Keal Harry?
We’re just throwing ideas out there. Maybe you have another, but this would be a win for everyone that’s involved.