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Zach Ertz Believes the 2019 Eagles are More Talented Than the 2017 Team

We are still roughly three months away from the start of regular season football, but from the way Zach Ertz is talking, fans will be ready for the season to start right now.

In the locker room after Wednesday's minicamp session, Ertz told media that after going through a handful of practices with this group of teammates, that he believes they are the most talented group he's been around in his six-year career (and that includes the 2017 Super Bowl team).

Howie Roseman spent this offseason upgrading the running back position by trading for Jordan Howard and drafting Miles Sanders. He also enhanced the wide receivers by trading for DeSean Jackson and drafting JJ Arcega-Whiteside. The offensive line got a potential star and cornerstone piece when Roseman traded up to select Andre Dillard, who will soon be protecting franchise quarterback Carson Wentz.

The offensive side of the ball wasn't the only side upgraded. The defensive line was restocked by bringing back Tim Jernigan after a brief breakup, and by adding Malik Jackson in free agency and Shareef Miller in the draft. The late addition of Zach Brown sealed up any concerns fans and media had about the Eagles linebacker depth. After all of those additions, you would have to search long and hard to find a glaring hole on the Eagles roster.

Ertz is absolutely right that (on paper) this will be the most talented group he has ever been a part of. In fact, this might be the best on paper roster the Eagles have ever had. But we know paper transactions don't win any trophies, so this group will have to put their talent to the test on the field and prove to everyone that this is the most talented Eagles roster ever assembled.


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