The Buffalo Bills have emerged as one the leading suitors for Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, according to multiple reports. According to Eagles general manager Howie Roseman, teams haven’t quite met the Eagles’ trade demands for the star tight end.
#Eagles GM Howie Roseman on Zach Ertz: “For us to trade any player, it’s gotta make sense for both sides. None of us had the year we wanted to have last year, but that doesn’t define us. We know who he is on and off the field and we value that.”— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 18, 2021
Mike Garafolo translated that as “the offers aren’t good enough,” adding that the Eagles are in no rush to trade their three-time Pro Bowl tight end. Ben Allbright replied to that tweet and said that the Eagles were trying to force the Bills or the Los Angeles Chargers to increase their offer.
With the Chargers signing veteran tight end Jared Cook earlier today to a one-year contract worth up to $6 million, all roads lead to Buffalo as the last obvious suitor standing. While other speculation has teams waiting for the Eagles to release Ertz, Allbright believes that the Bills will eventually seal the deal and bring Ertz to Orchard Park.
Further fueling speculation, the Bills and general manager Brandon Beane pushed back the team’s 2 p.m. EDT press conference to 3 p.m. EDT right around the time the Chargers signed Cook. Internet sleuths were all over the move.
Buffalo pulled off a big trade a year ago to nab Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs and it paid off handsomely. This one shouldn’t be nearly as rich.