Wentz says chemistry with Ertz is good as Eagles prepare for Ravens

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) is congratulated by quarterback Carson Wentz (11).
Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) is congratulated by quarterback Carson Wentz (11). Photo credit Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports
By KYW Newsradio 1060

As the Eagles get ready to play the Ravens this weekend, tight end Zack Ertz and quarterback Carson Wentz are being asked why they’re not connecting as much as usual lately.

It's been a down year for Ertz overall: five catches, 11 targets, 15 yards, zero touchdowns in the last two weeks.

"I wouldn’t say I’m frustrated in my lack of stats. I’m frustrated in the fact that we haven’t won football games," Ertz said Thursday.

Wentz said he feels good about his chemistry with Ertz, and they’re going to keep working.

“No one is going to outwork me," Ertz said. "We’ve just got to find a way to win. Whatever it takes to get on the same page. There’s times I gotta be better. Whatever the team asks me to do, I’m going to do”

"He’s a playmaker," Wentz said of the tight end. "Defenses still know that. Whether he’s catching 10 balls a game or one, defenses still know he’s a playmaker and he’s someone they gotta be aware of.

Ertz insists his contract situation is not bothering him, and he hasn’t thought about it.

"I’m not worried about that. Whatever happens happens at this point. I’m just trying to win football games," he said.

"You're not going to go every game with seven catches. Otherwise, the record I have wouldn't have been the record," Ertz said.

If the Eagle are going to beat the Ravens, they’ll likely need to contain dynamic quarterback Lamar Jackson. Rookie second-round quarterback Jalen Hurts has been playing the role of Jackson at practice.

Brandon Graham said Hurts is doing a nice job.

"Of course, he’s not Lamar, but he’s fast, too," Graham said. "So, to see the speed of what they was showing us and how fast things happen is definitely going to help for Sunday."