Let’s face it the Eagles are in rebuild mode. They have tons of old players on their team and they will be dealing with the Carson Wentz contract in dead cap for years.
The Eagles will look to trade Zach Ertz next, and we are hearing he has several teams inquiring about him. One of those teams is the Los Angeles Chargers. We have heard the Rams, Chargers, Colts and Seahawks have all called to inquire about Ertz.
This is a very smart move for the Chargers. The Chargers have a very young and talented quarterback in Justin Herbert, and need to find a way to get him some weapons.
Hunter Henry is expected to hit free agency and he was a producer for the Chargers offense. He hauled in 60 receptions last season for 613 yards and scored 4 times. Chargers will not likely retain Henry who is looking to cash in on the open market.
If you go back and look at the Chargers history, tight end is a position they love. They had Antonio Gates and Kellen Winslow just to name a few. If you add in the fact that they can land Zach Ertz who played college football in California at Stanford, the fit makes too much sense.
Many will say Ertz is on the decline because he struggle last season. Ertz finished with a career-low 335 receiving yards and one touchdown, averaging just 9.3 yards per receptions. While Ertz’s injuries played a role in his struggles, appearing in just 11 games, he also only caught 50% of passes thrown in his direction.
Well, check these numbers out: TE Rec Yard leaders over last 5 seasons:
- Travis Kelce 6,144
- Zach Ertz 4,054
- George Kittle 3,579
- Jared Cook 3,170
- Jimmy Graham 2,982
Zach Ertz on the Chargers makes sense, and for the Eagles to land the 108th pick in the draft for him is a good deal.