Zach Ertz

Tight End

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $6,291,500
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 3.18%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $8,000,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 3.86%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.27
  • Total Contract Value: $42,500,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $8,500,000
  • Position Ranking: 7/188 at TE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $13,318,527
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 250
  • College: Stanford
  • Accrued Seasons: 7
  • Entry: 2013 Draft, Round 2, #35 overall (Eagles)
  • Year Signed: 2016 (Extension)
  • Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $9,519,000

Contract Notes

The Eagles signed Zach Ertz to a 5 year contract extension worth $42.5 million on January 25, 2016. All information is per a report from Joel Corry detailing the contract. According to Corry Ertz will receive an $8 million signing bonus and $13.187 million fully guaranteed upon signing. The contract contains $20 million in total guarantees. Ertz can earn an additional $3.3 million in incentives for being selected to the Pro Bowl.

Ertz converted $7.21 million of his 2018 base salary to a signing bonus, creating $5.407 million in cap room for the Eagles in 2018. His future cap charges will all increase by about $1.8 million.

On March 10, 2017, Ertz converted $3.225 million of his salary to a bonus. This created $2.58 million in cap space for the Eagles in 2017 and added $645,000 to each remaining season under contract.

Ertz converted $7.195 million of his 2019 salary to a bonus to provide the Eagles with cap relief. The move saved the Eagles $5.756 million in cap space in 2019.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusOther BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201626$1,138,527$2,173,036$0$1,138,527$3,311,5632.1%
201727$775,000$2,245,000$0$775,000$3,020,0001.8%
201828$790,000$4,047,500$100,000$0$4,937,5002.8%
201929$805,000$5,486,500$0$0$6,291,5003.3%
202030$6,410,000$5,821,500$0$0$12,231,5006.1%
202131$8,250,000$4,221,500$0$0$12,471,500--
202232$0$1,774,000$0$0$1,774,000--
202333$0$1,774,000$0$0$1,774,000--
Total$18,168,527$27,543,036$100,000$1,913,527$45,811,563
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Career Earnings: $35,099,198
Career APY: $5,014,171
Potential Earnings: $49,759,198
Total Guarantees: $16,976,381
Largest Cash Payment: $9,318,527 (2016)
Largest Cap Hit: $12,471,500 (2021)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
EaglesDraftedRenegotiated20134$5,379,198$1,344,800$3,657,854$4,240,67178.8%$1,413,557
EaglesExtensionActive20165$42,500,000$8,500,000$13,318,527$30,858,52772.6%$7,714,632
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Eagles7$35,099,198$5,014,171$21,228,1980.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusOther BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2013Eagles$405,000$573,036$0$405,000$978,0360.8%$2,697,144
2014Eagles$649,509$573,036$0$649,509$1,222,5450.9%$649,509
2015Eagles$894,018$573,036$0$311,201$1,467,0541.0%$894,018
2016Eagles$1,138,527$2,173,036$0$1,138,527$3,311,5632.1%$9,318,527
2017Eagles$775,000$2,245,000$0$775,000$3,020,0001.8%$4,100,000
2018Eagles$790,000$4,047,500$100,000$0$4,937,5002.8%$8,100,000
2019Eagles$805,000$5,486,500$0$0$6,291,5003.3%$8,000,000
2020Eagles$6,410,000$5,821,500$0$0$12,231,5006.1%$7,750,000
2021Eagles$8,250,000$4,221,500$0$0$12,471,500--$8,250,000
2022Eagles$0$1,774,000$0$0$1,774,000--$0
2023Eagles$0$1,774,000$0$0$1,774,000--$0
Total$20,117,054$29,262,144$100,000$3,279,237$49,479,198$49,759,198

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsReceivingRushingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialRecYardsAvgTDAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
2013160040.8%34.6%3646913.04000.0000
2014160050.0%40.5%5870212.13000.0011
2015151068.2%16.6%7585311.42000.0011
2016142075.1%31.3%7881610.54000.0000
2017142068.8%18.2%7280011.18000.0011
2018160091.6%0.5%116116310.08000.0010
2019151080.5%0.7%8891610.46000.0011

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$9,511,000$8,500,000
Injury Adjusted$10,057,425$7,968,750
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OTC Valuation $1.8M $3.6M $5.5M $7.3M $9.1M APY $1.7M $3.3M $5.0M $6.7M $8.3M $5,966,000 $6,100,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

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