The Eagles have rewarded one of their major building blocks.
On Monday, the Eagles gave tight end Zach Ertz a five-year contract extension that will keep him in Philadelphia through 2021.
“Nothing could make me happier than knowing I’m going to be a member of the Philadelphia Eagles for years to come,” Ertz said on his official website.
“I love Philly. My family loves it. I love how passionate Eagles fans are about their football, how they live and breathe it. I put a lot of pressure on myself to be the best, and our fans want us to be successful as much as we want to be successful.”
Ertz, 25, was set to enter 2016 on the last year of his rookie contract. According to CBS' Joel Corry, the five-year deal is worth $42.5 million with $20 million in guarantees. That makes Ertz the fourth-highest paid tight end in the league.
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