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NFC West leading Cardinals acquire TE Zach Ertz from Eagles

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The best team in the NFC West just acquired another weapon for their already-potent offense.

Tight end Zach Ertz, who has been rumored to be on his way out in Philadelphia for a while now, was finally dished off to the Arizona Cardinals Friday morning in exchange for CB Tay Gowan and a 5th round selection.

The 30 year-old tight end has been to the Pro Bowl three times in his career, all of which had been with the Philadelphia Eagles. He joins a tight end room that includes Richard Rodgers, Demetrius Harris, and Darrell Daniels.

Through six appearances this season, Ertz’s production has been down from years past, as he has managed just 18 catches for 189 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Ertz’s best season was in 2018, when he had 116 catches for 1,163 yards and eight touchdowns. While his production dipped significantly last year with the Eagles’ quarterback issues, there is reason to believe that the once-great player still has a little left in the tank to be a threat for the Cardinals.

In a completely unrelated, but interesting coincidence, Ertz’s wife Julie Ertz is teammates with Kealia Watt, the wife of new teammate J.J. Watt.