Just a bit commerce humor to get you thru the preseason.
Eagles veteran tight finish Zach Ertz and Patriots coach Invoice Belichick had been seen chatting as the 2 groups held a joint apply on Monday. Ertz launched Belichick to his spouse — USWNT begin Julie Ertz — earlier than the 2 joked about sooner or later being on the identical sidelines, in accordance with ABC 6 reporter Jamie Apody.
“I’m nonetheless going to get you some day,” Belichick instructed Ertz, who responded with a smile.
Belichick added, “However (Eagles GM) Howie (Roseman) desires two first spherical picks. AND two of my grandchildren!”
The dialog holds a bit extra which means provided that Ertz, 30, has been part of commerce rumors all offseason. The Patriots had been additionally clearly prioritizing tight ends as they added Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry in free company.
Ertz was one of many dominant tight ends within the league earlier than being slowed by accidents prior to now couple seasons. He was additionally a key piece on the Eagles workforce that beat the Patriots in Tremendous Bowl LII.
There have been no particular studies linking the 2 groups in commerce talks, and now the Patriots appear to have crammed their want on the place for the foreseeable future.
The Patriots and Eagles will meet Thursday evening in Philadelphia in every workforce’s second preseason sport.