Speculation has connected the Buffalo Bills to tight end Zach Ertz all offseason. But facts are facts, the 30-year-old is still a Philadelphia Eagles employee.
According to reports in recent months, it has been said that Ertz is “growing impatient” in wanting to be moved via trade or release. However, the extent of that now might be in question.
Often times when a player, a star or at least starting caliber one, wants a change, they’ll hold out. Per a report via Eagles Wire, Ertz will not be taking things to that level.
When NFL training camps across the league begin in the coming days, Ertz will be showing up to camp in Philadelphia. He won’t go the way of others, such as Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and not do so.
Ertz is coming off a career-low 36 catches for 335 yards and a touchdown in 2020 while battling an ankle injury that quietly required surgery. Also potentially playing a part is the tight end’s contract.
He is due almost $9 million in 2021 and holds a cap hit of $12.7M for next season. If traded, there’s a chance a team like the Bills would want to restructure his deal.
Time will tell if Ertz is moved and if Buffalo is the team on the other end of that trade. Currently the Bills have Dawson Knox at the top of their tight end depth chart, who has left something to be desired throughout the first two years of his career.