Zach Ertz Net Worth & Biography

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Introduction

NET WORTH
$20M

Zach Ertz is an American football tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Eagles in the second round of the 2013 NFL draft and later won Super Bowl LII with the team over the New England Patriots, when he scored the game winning touchdown. He played college football at Stanford, where he was recognized as a unanimous All-American. As of , Zach Ertz's estimated net worth is at least $20M.

He was one of 19 tight ends to attend the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. He completed all of the combine and positional drills and finished second in the bench press, third in the three-cone drill, and finished ninth, among all tight ends, in the 40-yard dash.

Net Worth

Ertz attended Stanford University, where he played for the Stanford Cardinal football team from 2009 to 2012. He redshirted the 2009 season. In 2010, he played 13 games and had 16 catches for 190 yards and five touchdowns. He had two receptions, including a touchdown, in the Orange Bowl against Virginia Tech that year. On January 8, 2013, Ertz announced, through a statement released by Stanford, his decision to forgo his senior season and enter the 2013 NFL Draft. On March 24, 2013, Ertz attended Stanford's pro day and opted to perform some of the drills again in an attempt to shorten some of his times and increase his vertical and broad jump. As of , Zach Ertz's estimated net worth is at least $20M.

Favorite Quotes From Zach Ertz

“It killed me. If it was just the rib injury I would have been able to go, but they would not let me go.” – Zach Ertz
“I went to the bathroom and there was some blood in the urine, so the medical staff here rushed me to the hospital, where it was determined that I had a kidney injury. Stayed at the hospital for about two hours that night, so I went home. I did additional tests Monday morning that determined the severity and we found out there were two non-displaced rib fractures, a rib cartilage fracture and obviously the kidney injury.” – Zach Ertz
” I couldn’t look at myself or my teammates in the eye, knowing everything they have sacrificed over the months if I was able to go and didn’t go,” Ertz said. “As long as everyone was good with it from a health standpoint, I wasn’t going to miss the game. … I wanted to play in this city. I take a lot of pride in playing for my teammates.” – Zach Ertz

Early life

Born in Orange, California on November 10, 1990, Zachary Adam Ertz grew up as the oldest of four children. His father played for the Lehigh University football team from 1981 to 1984. Ertz played high school football and basketball at Monte Vista High School in Danville, California. As a senior, he had 56 receptions, 756 receiving yards, and 14 receiving touchdowns for the football team and was named to the All-East Bay Athletic League first team.

Career

Ertz had 27 receptions, 343 receiving yards, and four receiving touchdowns in 2011, despite missing three games due to a knee injury. In the Fiesta Bowl, he had four catches and one touchdown against Oklahoma State. The following season, as a junior, Ertz had 69 catches, 898 receiving yards, and six touchdowns. He had three catches for 61 yards in the Rose Bowl. His 898 receiving yards was the most by an FBS tight end that season. He was a consensus All-American, a finalist for the Mackey Award, and an All-Pac-12 first team selection.

After the 2012 season, Ertz announced that he would enter the NFL Draft.

On January 8, 2013, Ertz announced, through a statement released by Stanford, his decision to forgo his senior season and enter the 2013 NFL Draft. He was ranked as the second best tight end prospect in the draft by ESPN Scouts Inc. He was one of 19 tight ends to attend the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. He completed all of the combine and positional drills and finished second in the bench press, third in the three-cone drill, and finished ninth, among all tight ends, in the 40-yard dash.

On March 24, 2013, Ertz attended Stanford's pro day and opted to perform some of the drills again in an attempt to shorten some of his times and increase his vertical and broad jump. He successfully posted better numbers in the 40-yard dash (4.67s), 20-yard dash (2.74s), 10-yard dash (1.64s), vertical jump (35.5"), and broad jump (9'6").

During the pre-draft process, he attended private visits and workouts with the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles. At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Ertz was projected to be a late first round pick or second round pick in the draft by NFL draft experts and scouts. He was ranked the second best tight end prospect in the draft by Sports Illustrated, DraftScout.com, SBNation, and NFL analysts Mike Mayock, Mel Kiper, and Rob Rang. Ertz was also ranked the fifth best tight end by NFL analyst Josh Norris.

The Philadelphia Eagles selected Ertz in the second round (35th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. He was the second tight end drafted behind Notre Dame's Tyler Eifert, but ahead of future Pro-Bowlers Travis Kelce and Jordan Reed and fellow Stanford teammate Levine Toilolo. Head coach Chip Kelly explained the selection of Ertz and his plan to use three-tight end sets that have been successfully used by the New England Patriots.

On May 9, 2013, the Philadelphia Eagles signed Ertz to a four-year, $5.37 million contract that includes $3.65 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $2.29 million.

Ertz was unable to attend organized team activities due to the NFL's policy on players completing their college semester before joining their team's off-season programs. He arrived in June and joined the team in time to participate in the Eagles' minicamp. Throughout training camp, he competed to be the No. 2 tight end on the depth chart against veterans James Casey and Clay Harbor. Head coach Chip Kelly named Ertz the third tight end on the depth chart to begin the regular season, behind Brent Celek and James Casey.

The Philadelphia Eagles finished first in the NFC East with a 10–6 record in their first season under head coach Chip Kelly. On January 4, 2014, Ertz appeared in his first career playoff game and made three receptions for 22-yards and caught a seven-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Nick Foles in the Eagles' 26–24 loss to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Wild Card Round.

Ertz returned as the primary receiving tight end in 2014, but remained second on the Eagles' depth chart behind Brent Celek who was more well rounded and able to receive, but was used primarily as a blocking tight end. In Week 14, he made two receptions for 39-yards and caught a season-long 35-yard touchdown in the Eagles' 24–14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. On December 20, 2014, Ertz caught a career-high 15 receptions for 115 receiving yards during a 27–24 loss at the Washington Redskins in Week 16. He finished his second season with 58 receptions for 702 yards and three touchdowns in 16 games and five starts. Although the Philadelphia Eagles finished with a 10–6 record, they did not qualify for the playoffs.

Ertz remained the second tight end on the Eagles' depth chart, behind Brent Celek, for the third consecutive season. On November 22, 2015, Ertz caught two passes for 12-yards before exiting the Eagles' 45–17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second quarter after sustaining an injury. During the course of the play, he caught a pass from quarterback Mark Sanchez, hurdled cornerback Sterling Moore, and was immediately hit by linebacker Lavonte David. The impact with David turned Ertz around and caused him to fall directly on his neck. He was able to avoid any serious injuries to his neck, but sustained a concussion and was sidelined for the Eagles' Week 12 loss at the Detroit Lions. On December 22, 2015, Ertz caught a season-high 13 passes for 122 receiving yards in the Eagles' 38–24 loss to the Washington Redskins in Week 16.

On January 25, 2016, the Philadelphia Eagles signed Ertz to a five-year, $42.5 million contract extension that includes $21 million guaranteed and a $8 million signing bonus.

Head coach Doug Pederson named Ertz the starting tight end for the start of the 2016 regular season. He started in the Philadelphia Eagles' season-opener against the Cleveland Browns and caught six passes for 58-yards during a 29–10 victory.

In Week 6, Ertz caught two passes for 18-yards and two touchdowns from Carson Wentz during a 28–23 victory at the Carolina Panthers. He brought his season touchdown total to four, already tying his most touchdown catches in a single season. Through Week 7, Ertz led all NFL tight ends in receptions, yards, and touchdowns. On October 29, 2017, Ertz caught four passes for 34 receiving yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' 33–10 win against the San Francisco 49ers. From Weeks 5–8 he caught five touchdown receptions and had six touchdowns total.

On January 21, 2018, Ertz made his first career start in the playoffs and caught eight passes for 93-yards during a 38–7 victory against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship.

Ertz's sixth season with the Eagles began with five receptions for 48 yards in an 18-12 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday Night Football, but he had 11 receptions for 94 yards in a Week 2 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. During Week 4, Ertz totaled 10 receptions for 112 yards in an overtime loss to the Tennessee Titans. He followed that up with 10 receptions for 110 yards and a touchdown in the loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 5. After another touchdown in a win over the New York Giants, a Week 7 loss to the Carolina Panthers saw Ertz record nine receptions for 138 receiving yards. He topped that two games later, with 14 receptions for 145 yards (both career second-bests), and two touchdowns, both of which tied the game in the second half though the Eagles ultimately lost to the Dallas Cowboys.

In Week 9 against the Chicago Bears, Ertz caught a season high nine passes for 103 yards and a touchdown in the 22–14 win. In Week 12 against the Seattle Seahawks, Ertz caught 12 passes for 91 yards and a touchdown in the 17–9 loss. In Week 14 against the New York Giants on Monday Night Football, Ertz caught nine catches for 91 yards and 2 touchdowns, including the game winner, which sealed a 23–17 overtime win for the Eagles. Overall, in the 2019 season, Ertz finished with 88 receptions for 916 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns.

In Week 6, Ertz suffered a high ankle sprain and was ruled out 4–6 weeks. He was placed on injured reserve on October 22, 2020. He was activated on December 2, 2020.