Why the LA Chargers make the most sense for a Zach Ertz trade
By Jason Reed
The LA Chargers are in the market for a tight end after Hunter Henry joined Jonnu Smith on the New England Patriots by signing a three-year, $37.5 million contract. The tight end position was left without a true TE1.
Charger fans love Donald Parham and the idea of him being the TE1 might be enticing, but the Chargers should not rely too heavily on Parham in just his second season in the league. He is a fantastic red zone threat and has a ton of potential, but he still has a lot of work to do before becoming a legitimate all-around tight end.
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Stephen Anderson is also another intriguing player on the LA Chargers. Anderson looked fantastic in the last two games of the season with Henry out and is a key member of the special teams unit. The Chargers should be re-signing Anderson is a smaller deal.
The LA Chargers are more than likely going to bring in a new tight end.
Yesterday I broke down and ranked three potential replacements for Hunter Henry and number one on the list was Zach Ertz. The Philadelphia Eagles have reportedly given Ertz permission to seek out a trade himself, meaning that he is all but gone.
Philly reportedly was initially looking for a third-round pick in exchange for Ertz. That was never going to happen. Ertz’s value is not that high and the absolute most that the team will likely get for him is a fourth-round pick, so he certainly is affordable for the LA Chargers.
There are several teams that are going to be in the mix for Ertz. The Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts and Seattle Seahawks are all potential teams that could be a fit for Ertz. Even the Kansas City Chiefs have expressed interest in the three-time Pro Bowler.
When it is all said and done, it is clear that the LA Chargers are the best team for the Philadelphia Eagles to do business with for Zach Ertz. Let’s break down why.