The staff members at Footballguys are full of opinions. In a Faceoff, we allow two members to voice their opinions on a specific player. One picked the high side, and the other took the low side.
High Side by B.J. VanderWoude
Earlier this offseason, the Eagles locked up Zach Ertz with a five year, 42.5 million dollar contract extension that will run through the 2020-21 NFL season. The extension was a testament to Ertz's production in 2015, specifically the final eight games where he recorded 51 catches for 583 yards and two touchdowns. In the final two games of the season Ertz was given the opportunity to be the focal point of the offense, and did not disappoint. In week 16 against the Redskins, Ertz had 13 catches for 122 yards. He backed that up with a fantastic week 17 performance, where he torched the Giants to the tune of 9 catches for 152 yards. Ertz finished the year with 75 catches for 853 yards and two touchdowns, while improving on his catches and yards for the second straight season.