By Michael Bennett

Tight end Zach Ertz may be the Eagles most important offensive player, after quarterback Carson Wentz.

And he is certainly their most heroic, having played Sunday with broken ribs and a damaged kidney in the Eagles 17-9 loss to the Seahawks in the wild card.

But his contract is up in two years and big boss Howie Roseman may be tempted to move him for the right combo of game-breakers.

“It’s been an incredible seven years for me here. I want to be here forever,” said Ertz, whose 525 Eagles receptions rank second in franchise history only to Harold Carmichael’s 589, yesterday as quoted in the Inky. Ertz caught the winning touchdown pass in the Super Bowl and made the Pro Bowl the last three seasons.

“I hope I’m able to be here forever. Whatever they decide, they’re going to decide, but it’s been a heck of a run. I don’t ever want it to end. … I’ve grown so much here, my family has grown so much here.

“Obviously, it’s a business. I understand that. Philly is where my heart is. They know that. We’re going to do everything we can to get [a contract extension] done. … I never want to play for any other team.

“The most important thing to me is winning championships for this city. The feeling you get playing here is second to none. … People say it’s tough playing here. I’m like, ‘It’s not tough. It’s amazing when you win, it’s a little harder when you lose, but when the season’s over, they’re proud, always, of their team.’

“No matter what goes on, as long as you show fight, grit, resilience, this city’s going to love you.”

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