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3 Most Likely Zach Ertz Trade Destinations Following NFL Draft

Larry Rupp
Three of the most likely trade destinations for Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz following the NFL Draft.
Three of the most likely trade destinations for Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz following the NFL Draft. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles have a solid duo at the tight end position in Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert. However, Ertz hasn't had a major impact over the last few years and reports say he may be traded before next season kicks off. The veteran has spent all eight of his NFL seasons with the Eagles.

A number of teams could look to add the 3-time Pro Bowler and solidify their tight end group. With that in mind, here are three of the most likely trade destinations for Ertz.

Zach Ertz Trade Destinations

1. Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals fell just short of making the playoffs last season and should be contenders for an NFC Wild Card spot once again in 2021. Adding Zach Ertz to an offense that already includes quarterback Kyler Murray and wideout DeAndre Hopkins could be very dangerous. Plus, the Cardinals' leading tight end posted just 438 yards and 4 touchdowns in 2020. Ertz has racked up at least 800 yards and 4 touchdowns in four of the last five seasons. He would be a major upgrade at the position for Arizona.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer knows it is a priority to surround rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence with as many weapons as he can. The Jaguars would be smart to trade for Ertz given their starting tight end is expected to be Chris Manhertz. Manhertz had just 6 catches last season. Ertz is 30 years old and may not fit into Jacksonville's rebuilding strategy, but he would at least bridge the gap until they find someone else. Ertz wouldn't cost too much to acquire and would immediately become a top red zone target for Lawrence.

3. Indianapolis Colts

The Eagles already made one deal with the Indianapolis Colts this offseason by trading away quarterback Carson Wentz. A reunion here for Ertz and Wentz would make sense due to the Colts' reputation of using multiple tight ends on offense. Head Coach Frank Reich worked with Ertz during the Eagles' Super Bowl season and knows that he can be a difference maker on the field when utilized correctly. Adding a tight end isn't a need for Indianapolis, but rather a move that would just make their offense even better in 2021.

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