By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Zach Ertz saw Travis Kelce and George Kittle receive extensions from their respective teams this off-season. He wants the Philadelphia Eagles to give him an extension.
However, at this time, the Eagles have not reached an agreement with their star tight end. The two sides have talked about an extension, but those talks have stalled.
Ertz — who isn’t hurting for money — is signed for three more seasons following the 2020 season. That is in part due to a five-year, $42.5 million deal he previously signed with the Eagles.
At the end of this season, the Eagles have an out in Ertz’s contract, where they can move on if they choose to do so. If they part ways, Philadelphia will be responsible for $7.76 million in dead cap space.
But, at the same time, the Eagles would receive $4.702 million in cap savings. This goes for both releasing or trading Ertz before June 1, 2021.
However, if he’s moves after June 1st by either a trade or release, Philadelphia will be responsible for $4.2 million in dead cap for the 2021 season. They will also be responsible for $3.5 million in dead cap.
But, here’s the kicker, they will save $8.25 million in cap savings for the 2021 season.
He’s slated to make $8.25 million for the 2021 season.
The 29-year-old Orange, California native was a second-round draft pick by the Eagles in the 2013 NFL Draft. He has spent the last seven seasons with the franchise.
In 2019, he appeared in 15 games, including 15 starts. Ertz had 88 receptions for 916 yards and six touchdowns.
Only one during his entire career has he surpassed 1,000 receiving yards in a season. That came during the 2018 season when he had 1,163 yards.
In addition, during the 2018 season was the only time in his career that he surpassed 100 receptions in a campaign. He had 116 receptions during the season.
In his career, he has appeared in 106 games, including 71 starts. Ertz has had 525 receptions for 5,743 receiving yards and 35 touchdowns.
“I said all along I want [to] be here for the long run,” Ertz previously said. “I don’t know if for sure that feeling is mutual. I’m going to play this year like it’s my last year [in Philadelphia].”
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