Today, the Philadelphia Eagles addressed a need on the roster by finding Zach Ertz a backup after releasing Brent Celek earlier in the off-season and losing Trey Burton to the Chicago Bears via free agency.
Ian Rapoport reports that the deal will only be for the upcoming season.
The 26-year old tight end put himself on the map in 2015 when he caught 58 passes from Aaron Rodgers. His role in the Packers’ offense diminished over the next couple of years, however. In 2016, he had just 30 catches for 271 yards. Sadly, he had just 12 receptions for 160 yards this past year. Depending on how the rest of the off-season plays out, Rodgers may get an opportunity to produce in two tight end sets along with Ertz, as Ertz attracts a lot of eyes from defenses.
Finally, Rodgers is the second best choice for the Eagles on the current roster and he will have to compete with a potential draft pick, Billy Brown, Joshua Perkins, and Adam Zaruba for the third tight end spot.