Philly TE expects to see more targets
With defenses paying attention to Jeffery and Smith on the outside, Ertz believes he’ll have more room to work in the middle of the field.
“I’ll probably have more targets with Torrey and Alshon,” Ertz said, via Philly.com. “I think that’s the reason you bring in those guys because [defenses] are not able to focus primarily on one area of the field, with where in the past … since [Jeremy] Maclin left, we’ve been an inside-the-numbers team.”
Nerdy Football Analysis: Philadelphia focused on retooling their passing game this offseason and they look primed to improve in 2017. Zach Ertz, Alshon Jeffery and even Torrey Smith should all benefit from the Eagles’ pass heavy offense (PHI finished with sixth most passing attempts in 2016) as Carson Wentz continues to get better in his second season as the starter.