Zach Ertz's Numbers Might Drop, But He's Still Vitally Important to Eagles

It's going to be hard for Zach Ertz to replicate his 2018 season. 

Last season was the best of his career. He had 116 catches (the most ever for a tight end) for 1,163 yards and eight touchdowns. Because of all that success, he lands at No. 5 on the Quick Slants list of the most important Eagles heading into 2019. 

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Here's an updated look: 

5. Zach Ertz 
6. Jason Kelce 
7. Alshon Jeffery 
8. Brandon Graham
9. Jason Peters
10. DeSean Jackson 

Derrick Gunn and Barrett Brooks seemed to agree that it will be tough to put up the same type of numbers this season simply because of the weapons the Eagles have on offense. The ball should be spread around a little more in 2019. 

"His numbers will go down a little bit but they won't go down enough that he won't be a Pro Bowl type of player," Brooks said. "He will still be a threat. He will be one of the best - if not the best - tight ends in the league right now."

Last season, Ertz made his second consecutive Pro Bowl, but was a snub from the All-Pro teams behind Travis Kelce and George Kittle.

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