NFC East Watch: Eagles Sign TE Zach Ertz To Five-Year Deal

The Eagles picked Ertz out of Stanford in the second round of the 2013 Draft

One of the Philadelphia Eagles’ top priorities going into this offseason was getting Zach Ertz a new, longterm deal, and as of Monday, they’ve already accomplished that goal.

The Eagles announced Monday that Ertz had signed a five-year deal that runs through 2021. The financial specifics haven’t been reported yet, but it’s been widely reported that it comes with around $20 million guaranteed, and will make him the fourth-highest paid tight end in football, behind only New England’s Rob Gronkowski, Seattle’s Jimmy Graham and the Jaguars’ Julius Thomas.

A second round pick out of Stanford in 2013, 2016 would have marked the final year of Ertz’s rookie deal.

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“Nothing could make me happier than knowing I’m going to be a member of the Philadelphia Eagles for years to come,” Ertz wrote on his website on Monday. “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.”

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