Zach Ertz

Arizona Cardinals
Tight End #86
Arizona Cardinals
Tight End #86
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Age 32
Birthdate October 10, 1990
Height 6'5"
Weight 249 lb


College Stanford
Year 2013
Pick Round: 2, Overall: 35
Team PHI

Fantasy Value

Zach Ertz's fantasy value is measured by the players he could be traded for. Our trade analzyer estimates his value at 60 points, which makes his value similar to:

Zach Ertz is projected for 0.0 fantasy points in PPR scoring this week as he faces the Detroit Lions.

Week 1 Projections
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Player News RotoWire

Zach Ertz: Recovering from ACL, MCL surgeries

Ertz disclosed Thursday that the season-ending surgery he underwent in late November addressed ACL and MCL damage in his left knee, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Based on the recovery timeline typically associated with ACL surgeries, Ertz won't be available for the Cardinals' offseason program this spring, and the fact that his procedure also required an MCL repair adds another complication as he embarks on what will likely be an arduous rehab process. For his part, Ertz said that he's hopeful that he'll be ready to go for Week 1 of the 2023 season, but even if he endures no setbacks in the rehab process, he seems unlikely to be fully cleared for the start of training camp in late July. The Cardinals will turn to rookie second-round pick Trey McBride to serve as their top tight end for the rest of the current season, and perhaps in the early stages of the 2023 campaign, too.

Dec. 8, 2022 12:02 PM EST

Player Stats

YEAR TM GM Receiving Rushing
2013 PHI 16 36 56 64.3 469 4 13.0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 PHI 16 58 89 65.2 702 3 12.1 0 0 0 0 1
2015 PHI 16 75 112 67.0 853 2 11.4 0 0 0 0 1
2016 PHI 16 78 106 73.6 816 4 10.5 0 0 0 0 0
2017 PHI 16 74 110 67.3 824 8 11.1 0 0 0 0 1
2018 PHI 16 116 156 74.4 1,163 8 10.0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 PHI 16 88 135 65.2 916 6 10.4 0 0 0 0 1
2020 PHI 11 36 72 50.0 335 1 9.3 0 0 0 0 0

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Zach Ertz Biography

Personal life

Zach Ertz (full name Zachary Adam Ertz) was born on 10th November, 1990.  His hometown is Orange County, California where he grew up with his family and attended high school. Ertz is the oldest out of his family with three younger siblings. Growing up Ertz had an early start on learning the ins and outs about football. Between 1981-1984, Ertz father played for the Lehigh University football team with a decent collegiate career.

Currently Ertz is engaged to Julie Johnston, an American soccer player and defender for the US women’s national soccer team. ertz and Johnston met at a Stanford home baseball game, which is also where they became engaged as well. The two have been in a relationship since 2012, and engaged since February 2016. 

College career

Between 2009-2012, Ertz attended Standford University in addition for being a member of their football team. During his freshman year, Ertz decided to redshirt the 2009 season and began actual play in 2010.

In 2010, Ertz played 13 games and recorded 16 receptions for 190 yards, and 5 touchdowns. As time progressed, Ertz gameplay became immensely better and it showed in his stats. During the 2011 season, Ertz recorded 27 receptions for 346 yards , and 4 touchdowns. Ertz last year at Stanford (2012), he left on a high note before entering the NFL Draft. After playing 14 games in the regular season, Ertz recorded 69 receptions for 898 yards, and 6 touchdowns.

NFL Draft

Before being drafted by the Eagles, Ertz made his case pretty clear during the 2013 combine. His 40 time was 4.76 seconds, his vertical jump was 30.5 inches, and his 3 cone drill results were 7.08 seconds. With his football IQ, speed, and ability to adjust quickly to situations put in front of him, his draft pick prospect became pretty decent.

The Philadelphia Eagles selected Ertz in the 2nd round (overall pick number 35). With the pick, Ertz signed a rookie contract with undisclosed terms (meaning that his salary information is not available to the public).

NFL career history

Ertz is a tight-end for the Eagles and is currently in his 4th season with the team. Out of his entire professional career, he has only missed 3 games. During his rookie year, Ertz recorded 469 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 36 receptions. He also started in 3 games this year.

Between 2014-2016, Ertz started in majority of the regular season games. In 2015, Ertz recorded a personal season high of 853 reception yards. His personal season highs from 2016 includes receptions (78), and touchdowns (4). 

Feel free to take a look at Ertz’s 2015-2016 remarkable highlights.

Social media

Ertz is not a shy persona by any means on the football field or off the field. If you would like to keep up with him on social media, feel free to follow his official accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and his main website. While Ertz typically posts about football related things, you can also see him outside of the Eagles jersey and with his family.