Eagles exercise 2021 option on Zach Ertz

The Philadelphia Eagles have exercised their 2021 option on tight end Zach Ertz, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

What It Means:

The move locks in Ertz's 2021 salary of $8.25 million, a slight increase from his 2020 salary of $8 million. The two sides are expected to engage in extension talks over the coming months. Ertz, the former 35th overall pick in the 2013 draft, turns 30 in November and currently sits 5th on the Eagles all-time receiving yards list with 5,743 (second among tight ends).

Ertz saw 132 targets last season, the second-most of his career, resulting in 90 receptions, the third-most in his career. His receiving grade of 76.1 ranked 17th among all tight ends, per Pro Football Focus.