Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz has agreed to a five-year $42.5 million contract extension with the team, according to reports.
Phil Sheridan of ESPN.com was one of the first to report the new deal for Ertz, who will reportedly earn a guaranteed $20M in his contraction extension.
The 25-year old Ertz, who was a second round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, will be entering his fourth NFL season next year and has played 47 of 48 regular season games for Philadelphia the last three years.
“Nothing could make me happier than knowing I’m going to be a member of the Philadelphia Eagles for years to come. I love Philly. My family loves it. I love how passionate Eagles fans are about their football, how they live and breathe it. I put a lot of pressure on myself to be the best, and our fans want us to be successful as much as we want to be successful,” Ertz posted in his official website talking about his contract extension with the Eagles.
“I couldn’t be more proud to be putting that work in for the Eagles, and for the city of Philadelphia. My sincerest thank you to Mr. [Jeffrey] Lurie [Eagles owner] and the rest of the organization for making this commitment to me. I am committed to doing everything I can to be the best player I can be, and to help our team get back to the Super Bowl and win it.”
Ertz was an important player in former head coach Chip Kelly’s offense but it’s expected that he’d have the same role under new head coach Doug Pederson.
In the 2015 regular season, Ertz logged 853 receiving yards on 75 receptions and had two touchdowns in 15 games played.
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