Cardinals become instant Super Bowl contender after trade for Pro Bowl TE

(Photo by Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports) Zach Ertz
(Photo by Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports) Zach Ertz /

The Arizona Cardinals have reportedly made a huge trade to acquire Pro Bowl tight end Zach Ertz from the Philadelphia Eagles.

Before the 2021 season even began, some felt the Arizona Cardinals would be a perfect landing spot for veteran tight end Zach Ertz, who wanted the Philadelphia Eagles to trade him according to multiple reports.

Well, now Ertz to the Cardinals is reportedly becoming a reality.

Arizona is reportedly sending rookie cornerback Tay Gowan and a fifth-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft to the Eagles in exchange for Ertz according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Landing Zach Ertz from Philadelphia Eagles makes Arizona Cardinals a Super Bowl contender

With Maxx Williams going down last Sunday with a serious knee injury, the Cardinals suddenly became in need of a new No. 1 tight end. So Arizona general manager Steve Keim decided to take advantage of the new opening on his roster and trade for Ertz.

Combined with their 5-0 start to the season, the addition of the three-time Pro Bowl tight end immediately makes the Cardinals a serious contender in the NFC.

Arizona already has a top-five scoring offense this year, so adding Ertz to their arsenal of weapons is only going to make them even more dangerous on the offensive side of the ball.

In the middle of his ninth season in the NFL, the veteran tight end has appeared in six games this year, catching 18 passes for 189 yards and two touchdowns. During his time in the league, Ertz has finished a season with at least 70 catches and 800 yards five times.

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Ertz is currently scheduled to become a free agent in 2022, but if all goes well with the Cardinals this season, don’t be surprised if he decides to remain in the desert next year.