Zach Ertz

FPPG: 8.1  |  FanDuel Salary: $5,300
FPPG: 8.1  |  FanDuel Salary: $5,300
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Eagles trade Zach Ertz to Cardinals for rookie CB, late pick

The Philadelphia Eagles are trading tight end Zach Ertz to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for sixth-round rookie defensive back Tay Gowan and a 2022 fifth-round pick.

What It Means:

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Cardinals intend to make Ertz "a regular featured part of its offense" and he added that the veteran tight end had previously expressed interest in Arizona. Ertz will take over as the Cardinals' new TE1 after Maxx Williams suffered a season-ending knee injury last week against the San Francisco 49ers. Dallas Goedert, who is currently on the reserve/COVID-19 list, should see more snaps and targets moving forward with Ertz no longer in the picture. Ertz caught 4 passes on 6 targets for 29 yards and a touchdown on Thursday night in what wound up being his final game in an Eagles uniform.

Williams drew 16 targets from Kyler Murray in three games before his injury and tied for the third-highest target share on the team in that span, potentially forecasting what Ertz's role could look like. In the last five games that Goedert played without Ertz, he scored twice and averaged 6.6 targets, 4.2 receptions, and 53.0 yards.