By Lewis Gould
Ex-Eagle Zach Ertz caught 3-of-4 targets for 21 yards in the Cardinals’ Wild Card loss to the Rams.
Ertz was dealt to the Cardinals following Week 6 and immediately took over as Arizona’s every-down tight end, allowing Dallas Goedert to do the same in Philadelphia.
It was a rare trade that was good for both sides.
The 31-year-old Ertz quickly became Kyler Murray’s favorite target, especially in the red zone with DeAndre Hopkins missing the final month of the season.
Ertz averaged 11 targets per game Weeks 15-18, finishing with a 56-574-3 line on 81 targets in 11 games with the Cardinals.
He scored two of his touchdowns in one game way back in Week 11 and went scoreless the rest of the way.
Ertz is scheduled to hit free agency in March, but he may have found a home in Arizona. It’ll be interesting to see if both sides are interested in an extension.