Tight end Zach Ertz found a splendid landing spot when he was traded to the Arizona Cardinals in 2021, and he's staying put in the desert.
Ertz is re-signing with the Cardinals on a three-year deal, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Sunday. It's worth $31.65 million, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported Sunday.
The team later announced a three-year extension.
Following nine seasons, three Pro Bowls and a Super Bowl win with the Philadelphia Eagles, Ertz was shipped to Arizona and was an immediate success.
The 31-year-old, in just 11 games, had 56 receptions for 574 yards and three touchdowns during the 2021 season for Arizona. He was the first Cardinals tight end with 500-plus receiving yards since 2003 and his 56 catches tied a franchise TE record.
With looming questions surrounding quarterback Kyler Murray's future and happiness with the franchise, bringing back a veteran presence in Ertz who so quickly built a chemistry with the young QB seemingly bodes well.