If you're concerned about the Chiefs' depth at tight end and pass catcher in general behind Travis Kelce, the perfect potential addition to Kansas City's roster just became available.
Zach Ertz, a three-time Pro Bowl tight end with the Philadelphia Eagles, has reportedly been released by the Arizona Cardinals.
A Super Bowl winner with the Eagles, Ertz hopes to join a contender to pursue his second ring. The Chiefs should be that team.
Chiefs Free Agency: Pro Bowl TE Zach Ertz Released by Cardinals
Ertz only has 27 catches for 187 yards and TE this season, but he's a dependable pass catcher with proven experience in elite offenses.
He's only two years removed from 763 receiving yards and had five consecutive seasons with 800+ yards earlier in his career. The Chiefs' tight end room is full with Blake Bell and Noah Gray, though Bell, in particular, hasn't stood out in Kansas City's offense.
Given Patrick Mahomes' reliance on Kelce and his importance to the team, it makes perfect sense to bring in a player of a similar mold. Were Kelce to suffer another injury, I'd feel much more comfortable trotting Ertz out there than just Gray or Bell.
The Chiefs were floated as a potential trade target for Ertz earlier in the season. With his release, the organization wouldn't even need to surrender assets.
Bring Ertz where he belongs: Kansas City.
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