Steelers can land Zach Ertz with one of these blockbuster trades
By Andrew Falce
Trade package 1:
The most straightforward of deals, at this point in his career, Ertz isn’t worth a first-round pick, but his immeasurable talent makes him a fair value for a third-round pick. This deal would be a win-win for both sides. The Steelers invest a high pick in a tight end, something they haven’t done in a long time, while the Eagles get a valuable pick that they can use to aid in their pending rebuild.
While some fans will say the Steelers could just draft a tight end in the third round, that will likely be simpler said than done. The top three tight ends in this class will likely be gone before the Steelers pick again in the second round, and after them, the class thins out. Here, the team gets a guy they can rely on to start and hold down the position for the next three or so years. This opens up their first and second-round picks as well since the tight end need would be filled. This allows the team to address other needs instead.
As for the Eagles, they can look to add a receiver in this deep class during the third round. While when healthy, Ertz would typically be worthy of a first-round pick, his bad season and contract disputes mean the Steelers get him at more of a bargain. This doesn’t hurt the Eagles though, as they have a tight end ready to start in his place. This trade has value on both sides and would be well worth exploring for either team.