For the Philadelphia Eagles, entering year two of the Carson Wentz era, expectations are high, but tight end Zach Ertz isn’t shying away from the lofty goal in front of he and his Philly brethren.
“We don’t come out here to just play. We come out here to win football games. We want to be a great football team this year,” Zach said. “That’s the goal: to win the NFC East and hopefully win some playoff games.”
Zach recently sat down with Alex Smith of PhiladelphiaEagles.com to talk about expectations for the coming season, and assess how the Eagles look thus far in training camp. No. 86 is amid his fifth NFL training camp, all with the Eagles. It’s hard for him to believe that it’s already been five years since his college days at Stanford—but he’s glad to continue to call Philly his home.
“It’s crazy. The time has gone by so fast,” ZE said. “Luckily, I’ve played here my entire career. It’s truly been a blessing here in Philadelphia. It’s been an amazing time so far.”
As the Q&A went on, Zach gave props to Wentz and the rest of the Philly offense—in particular how new receivers coach Mike Groh has done so far with the pass-catching corps.
“I think Mike Groh is doing an unbelievable job with that group,” Zach said. “Bringing him in was a huge addition for our football team. Probably one of the more underrated things we did this offseason was signing Mike.”
With the offense benefitting from some continuity with Wentz under center, ZE believes the Eagles are ready to go to work and win on Sundays.
Check out the full video interview at PhiladelphiaEagles.com.