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Report: Eagles spoke to Seahawks about Zach Ertz trade

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The Philadelphia Eagles haven’t begun the roster rebuild just yet, but they’re working on trades of both quarterback Carson Wentz and tight end Zach Ertz.

While the Seattle Seahawks are obviously not interested in Wentz, they apparently have taken interest in acquiring Ertz according to Ed Kracz from Eagle Maven. The Indianapolis Colts are also in play and there’s been speculation that Wentz/Ertz could come in a packaged deal, which would clearly take Seattle out of the running and put Indy in the driver’s seat.

Ertz is 31 years old and it’s pretty clear that his days in Philadelphia are over, as the team looks to get younger and rebuild after such an unbelievably quick collapse following their Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots. Last year he only played in 11 games, the fewest of any of his eight regular seasons, and posted career-worst numbers across the board. In his defense, a lot of this looked to be on the poor quarterback play of Wentz, but it never looked like he was in great shape after his midseason high ankle sprain.

The Seahawks tight end situation is a bit weird. Jacob Hollister and Luke Willson are free agents, Greg Olsen just retired, Will Dissly did play all 16 games but not nearly with the same impact as his injury-shortened 2018 and 2019 seasons, and Colby Parkinson had all of two catches (both thrown by Geno Smith) and missed much of his rookie year with a broken foot. In other words, this team could use an upgrade and Ertz at his best is one of the better TEs in the league. The issue is the cost and what could be given up in order to acquire him. These are just reports and I don’t really feel Ertz is high priority for a trade given Seattle has more pressing needs to fill.

Don’t mind me though while I peruse unrestricted free agent Hunter Henry’s career statistics...