Zach Ertz’s option picked up by the Eagles
The #Eagles exercised TE Zach Ertz's 2021 option yesterday, per source. Strictly procedural. He's on the books for $8 million this season and $8.25M next season, with talks on an extension likely to pick up in the coming months.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 27, 2020
Ertz signed a five-year contract extension back in 2015, but it seemed cheap even at that time. Ertz has made it clear he would like a contract extension, and according to Pelissero, those talks should start to heat up in the next couple of months. It’s unclear at this point if Ertz will hold out if he doesn’t get a new contract, but one thing is clear, he is still stepping up in the time of need for the Eagles.
Ertz and his wife Julie donated $100,000 to Philabundance to help those needing food during the time of need.
“When this virus started impacting our country, Julie and I really kind of exhausted avenues to determine what was the best course of action to help,” Ertz said via the Philadelphia Eagles team website. “We were inspired by other athletes who donated to local food banks or a relief fund. We did a lot of research in the city. Philabundance was what we wanted to partner with based on the history they’ve had with the city as well as the necessity of providing meals to people that this really snuck up on – meals for kids in school.”
Ertz has always been a guy to step up for the city of Philadelphia and this is no different. Ertz is only 29 years old, and still should have many good years to give to the Eagles.