The Philadelphia Eagles thought very highly of tight end Zach Ertz, when they made him the No. 35 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft and it appears that he could soon become a major player in the team’s offense as he becomes more familiarized with the new system.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News, Ertz is expected to become an impact player in the offense “soon” now that he has had plenty of time to get in work in Chip Kelly’s offense.
Ertz himself confirms that he is more comfortable than ever, which will set him up for success moving forward.
“I’m getting more and more comfortable every week,” Ertz said. “Getting a grasp for how this league is played. The first couple of games were hard. I had a shoulder injury at the beginning of [training] camp. Ever since then, each week, I’ve progressed, which was kind of my goal.”
With Nick Foles taking over as the starter this week, Ertz could be more important than ever.
If Foles wants to avoid making the critical mistakes that could cost his team victory, he will look to his security blanket underneath early and often.
This type of attention will only help Ertz moving forward as the quarterbacks realize what kind of weapon he can be. Week 6 could be just the beginning of Ertz’s transition to a top player on the Eagles offense.