Dwide Schrude Posted September 16, 2020 Share Posted September 16, 2020 Before I get into this topic, I want to be clear I’m not hitting a panic button on the season or advocating that we should trade Ertz mid season or after the season. When Philly drafted Goedert in 2018 and with his proven talent, we all knew the day would come when we’d have to discuss which TE to keep, who goes, or is there a way to keep both? So TATE please don’t crucify me too bad for this topic lol. Ertz has been in my opinion, the clear best offensive weapon on the Eagles since Shady/Maclin/D Jax days. He is also one of my personal favorite players. Goedert is clearly a good TE, and I think has the potential to join the Kittle/Kelce/Ertz tier. He’s young, amazing after the catch, reliable, consistent. While I’d prefer to keep both TE, Goedert’s presence is the only reason I would be ok with trading Ertz from a team building perspective, depending on the trade value of course. That’s the next question, what would Ertz value be for a trade? You look at the Hayden Hurst trade earlier this year first, who Baltimore shipped out along with a 2020 4th for a 2020 2nd & 2020 5th. I won’t even compare stats of Hurst & Ertz, everyone who follows the NFL knows Ertz is several tiers above Hurst. So Ertz should at least net a high second, anything less and Eagles would lose that trade. But after comparing Ertz’s production last 5 years vs Stefon Diggs last 5, I was surprised to find out they had fairly similar production. Ertz (GP/Rec/yards/TD) 2019: 15/88/916/6 2018: 16/116/1163/8 2017: 14/74/824/8 2016: 14/78/816/4 2015: 15/75/853/2 Diggs (GP/Rec/yards/TD) 2019: 15/63/1130/6 2018: 15/102/1021/9 2017: 14/64/849/8 2016: 13/84/903/3 2015: 13/52/720/4 So, Stefon Diggs I would argue has been a tad bit more productive but not by much. Factor in Diggs is 26 & Ertz is 29, also there is the position difference. Even though to me Ertz is more like a WR than a TE. Stefon Diggs was traded for a 2020 1st, 5th, 6th & 2021 4th. Is it really that far fetched that Ertz could land Eagles a 1st? Trading Ertz mid season could severely damage locker room & signal to us that Eagles folded for the year. But do you pass on an extra 1st, when you still have Goedert to keep that TE position stable? Who would make the trade? A few teams come to mind, Saints just lost Michael Thomas for most of season & are clearly in win now mode. Jets desperately need help for Darnold, have an extra first, and the Joe Douglas connection. Patriots have the history of valuing TE, and probably would like to give Cam some help. thoughts?? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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