Ertz has been consistent through three games, totally 26-, 24-, and 25-yard games. The fourth-year tight end has seen an ever-increasing role since entering the league and appears to be a major part of the offense once again in 2016.
Ertz recorded three catches for 24 yards during Thursday's preseason win over the Steelers.
Ertz continues to be a viable target in the Eagles' aerial attack as the team's No. 1 tight end, while Brent Celek also figures to play a role as Ertz's backup. His next chance to produce and click with starting quarterback Sam Bradford will come next Saturday against the Colts.
Ertz caught three passes for 26 yards on five targets in Thursday's preseason opener against Tampa Bay.
Ertz was one of the Eagles' few productive players in the passing game as the team threw for just 114 yards on 36 attempts. Locked in as the top tight end and one of the team's leading targets, Ertz will look to pick up where he left off last season, when he remarkably posted a 35-450-1 receiving line over the final four weeks.
Ertz's new deal will reportedly make him the NFL's fourth-highest paid tight end, and keep him with the Eagles through 2021. At 25 years old, he set new career highs with 75 catches (on 112 targets) for 853 yards this season, when he also scored two touchdowns.
The third-year pro was dominant on Sunday, as he led the team in targets, yards and receptions for the second straight week. Ertz finished the season on a high, as he caught 35 passes and averaged 112.5 yards over the last four games, which easily represents the best stretch of his career. Ertz appears to be trending up heading into year four, although it remains to be seen how he will be affected by all of the changes likely to occur in Philadelphia during the offseason.
|2||9/19/16||@ CHI||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 4|
|5||10/9/16||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|6||10/16/16||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|8||10/30/16||@ DAL||8:30 pm|
|9||11/6/16||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|11||11/20/16||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|15||12/18/16||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|