Zachary Adam Ertz is an American football tight end for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 2013 NFL draft and later won Super Bowl LII with the team over the New England Patriots. He played college football at Stanford, where he was recognized as a unanimous All-American.
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, 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. He was ranked 85th by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2020.
In week 1, Ertz caught three passes for 18 yards and the Eagles’ first touchdown of the season in the 17–27 loss to the Washington Football Team. In Week 6, Ertz suffered a high ankle sprain and was ruled out for 4–6 weeks. He was placed on injured reserve on October 22, 2020. He was activated on December 2, 2020.
Ertz was traded to the Arizona Cardinals on October 15, 2021, in exchange for cornerback Tay Gowan and a fifth-round selection in the 2022 NFL Draft. On March 13, 2022, Ertz signed a three-year, $31.65 million extension with the Cardinals.
Ertz grew up as the oldest of four children. His father played for the Lehigh University football team from 1981 to 1984.