Cardinals Pro-Bowl TE Zach Ertz Reveals The Bills Nearly Traded For Him

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In a recent revelation, Arizona Cardinals Pro-Bowl tight end Zach Ertz disclosed that the Buffalo Bills had come close to acquiring him during his tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2021.

Ertz, who is now entering his third season with the Cardinals after being traded from the Eagles in 2021, shared this intriguing detail as the 2023 NFL season draws nearer.

Having spent eight seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles after the conclusion of the 2020 season, Ertz’s contract was set to expire following the 2021 campaign. During that offseason, he was granted permission by the Eagles to explore potential trade opportunities.

Ertz was traded in October of the 2021 season to the Cardinals in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick and cornerback Tay Gowan.

Speaking at the 20th annual Call to Courage Award ceremony, Ertz reflected on the trade discussions, stating, “I was getting traded out of Philadelphia. There were a couple of teams extremely interested, Buffalo being one of them. It was almost a done deal, but it just didn’t get over the finish line.”

Zach Ertz boasts an impressive football career, having achieved notable accomplishments such as being a Super Bowl champion during his time with the Eagles and earning Pro-Bowl honors three times. Additionally, he holds the NFL record for the most receptions in a season by a tight end, having caught an astounding 116 passes.

Throughout his career, spanning 144 games, Ertz has amassed an impressive statistical record. He has hauled in 682 receptions for a total of 7,247 yards and reached the end zone for 45 touchdowns.

As Ertz prepares for his third season with the Cardinals, fans are eager to see how he will contribute to the team’s offensive success. Known for his reliable hands and ability to make critical plays, Ertz has proven himself as a top-tier tight end in the league.