Zach Ertz reveals his goal with Eagles is to be like Kobe Bryant
The late Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant left his mark to almost every athlete across all sports. His loyalty to the organization that he spent 20 years playing for, was also being emulated even in the NFL. Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz wants to do just that and bleed green for life.
The former Stanford Cardinal star shared his thoughts with Jeff Kerr of CBS Sports:
“I made it clear the moment I got here as a rookie and when I signed my second contract, my goal is to be like Kobe Bryant and play for one organization my entire career,” Ertz said on a conference call Friday. “I’ve made that known and I’ll let my agent and Howie (Eagles general manager Howie Roseman) handle the rest. I know for sure I want to be here the rest of my career.”
Ertz has already come a long way ever since he was drafted by the team with the 35th pick in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He was the second tight end drafted behind Notre Dame’s Tyler Eifert, but ahead of future Pro-Bowlers Travis Kelce and Jordan Reed and fellow Stanford teammate Levine Toilolo.
On February 4, 2018, Ertz started in Super Bowl LII and caught seven passes for 67-yards and a touchdown. The Philadelphia Eagles prevailed against the New England Patriots, 41–33, to win Super Bowl LII. This win marked their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history. In the same year, Ertz also finished with the most receptions in a single season by a tight end with 116.
In 7 seasons played for the Eagles, he recorded 5,743 receiving yards on 525 receptions and 35 touchdowns scored thus far.
Already a household name in the league, the three-time Pro Bowler wants to create more history and leave behind a greater legacy with the Eagles moving forward.
For now, he and the rest of the team are locked in on their Super Bowl aspirations for the upcoming season.