Zach Ertz made it clear last year that if he didn't get a new contract he wanted out of Philadelphia.
Since the Eagles decided never to give him the massive deal he desires, they have made his wish come true of leaving town. The team has traded Ertz to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for CB Tay Gowan and a fifth-round draft pick.
Ertz first came to Philadelphia in 2013 when the Birds drafted him in the second round. After waiting a few years behind Brent Celek, he started getting serious playing time in 2015. His big break came in 2017 when he became a Philadelphia hero by scoring the game-winning touchdown in Super Bowl LII. He exploded onto the scene from there and broke the league record for most receptions in a season by a tight end with 116 passes caught.
In total, Ertz ended up with 579 catches (2nd in franchise history), 6,078 receiving yards (5th in franchise history), and 38 touchdowns (6th in franchise history). He also has three Pro Bowls to his credit, and one day in the distant future he will surely be inducted into the Eagles Hall of Fame.
Now it is Dallas Goedert's time to shine and prove that he can follow in the footsteps of Ertz and Celek.