Cardinals bring back Zach Ertz on three-year, $31 million extension
Tom Brady really stole the spotlight yesterday, announcing that he was coming out of retirement to play again next season. However, former Eagles tight end Zach Ertz also got a new deal yesterday from the Arizona Cardinals. The Eagles legend agreed on a three-year, $31 million contract extension.
Ertz agreed to a three-year, $31 million deal with $17.5 million guaranteed. Ertz was traded to Arizona a few weeks into the 2021 season and quickly returned to form, recording 56 catches in just 11 games, the most by any tight end in Cardinals’ franchise history.
Philadelphia brought back Dallas Goedert on a four-year, $57 million deal which led to the Ertz’s departure last season.
This contract is the most AAV Ertz has gotten in his career. His previous contract was his five-year, $42 million deal, which expired after the 2021 season. The Cardinals still have a lot of key free agents on the market, including Christian Kirk and Chandler Jones, so it’ll be interesting to see if this affects those deals at all.
Free agency kicks off later today, with legal tampering starting at noon.
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