Both the Eagles and Zach Ertz seemed to know a divorce was imminent at the end of a career-worst season for the Pro Bowl tight end.
Despite swirling reports last week that a trade was on the horizon as multiple teams had inquired about Ertz, there is still no deal in place because of Philadelphia’s reported asking price. The 30-year-old has become frustrated, according to NFL Network.
Reporter Tom Pelissero said Ertz has become “increasingly impatient” with the franchise as he attempts to have some input in where he plays next.
With free agency set to unofficially begin on Monday with the legal tampering period, the report says the Eagles are seeking a third- or fourth- round pick for Ertz, who is due almost $9 million in 2021 and holds a cap hit of over $12 million for next season.
The NFL report also says Philadelphia maintains they will not release Ertz, who had 36 catches for 366 yards and a touchdown while missing five games with an ankle injury in 2020.
The Eagles already traded Carson Wentz to the Colts this offseason as the franchise moves forward with Jalen Hurts at quarterback.