Cardinals acquire Ertz from Eagles for 5th-rounder, Gowanhttps://www.thescore.com/nfl/news/2200370
The Philadelphia Eagles traded three-time Pro Bowl tight end Zach Ertz to the Arizona Cardinals for a 2022 fifth-round pick and cornerback Tay Gowan, the team announced Friday.
It was reported Thursday the Eagles were receiving trade interest for Ertz and fellow tight end Dallas Goedert amid a disappointing start to the season.
Ertz requested an exit from Philadelphia during the offseason after eight seasons with the NFC East club, but the veteran reversed his decision before the season.
The Cardinals, the NFL's lone undefeated team, needed to bolster their tight end group after Maxx Williams suffered a season-ending knee injury.
Ertz won't be able to make his Arizona debut until Week 7 after playing in the Eagles' Thursday night loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 30-year-old had four catches for 29 yards and a touchdown in his final game for Philadelphia.
A second-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Ertz quickly established himself as one of the game's top tight ends and the Eagles' most reliable weapon. He produced five straight seasons of over 70 catches from 2015-19, highlighted by a 116-catch, 1,163-yard campaign in 2018.