Zach Ertz

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Cardinals, TE Age: 32-37d Exp: 10 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#35 overall), 2013 College: Stanford Agent(s): Steve Caric (Caric Sports Management)

Injured Reserve (Leg)

Ertz has suffered a knee injury that will require him to miss the remainder of the 2022-23 season.

 
  • Current Contract

    Zach Ertz signed a 3 year, $31,650,000 contract with the Arizona Cardinals, including a $8,000,000 signing bonus, $17,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $10,550,000. In 2022, Ertz will earn a base salary of $2,500,000, a signing bonus of $8,000,000 and a roster bonus of $250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,750,000 and a dead cap value of $14,500,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $31,650,000
    Signing Bonus $8,000,000
    Average Salary $10,550,000
    Total Guarantees $17,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $14,500,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2022 Contract details by year 32 $2,500,000 $2,000,000 $250,000 $4,750,000 $14,500,000 $10,750,000($10,750,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $14,500,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-9,750,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-3,250,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $8,500,000 2023 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-3,750,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $2,750,000
    2023 Contract details by year 33 $8,755,000 $2,000,000 $2,095,000 $12,850,000 $10,000,000 $10,850,000($21,600,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $10,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $2,850,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $6,850,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $6,850,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $10,850,000

    Potential Out: 2024, 2 yr, $21,600,000; $4,000,000 dead cap

    2024 Contract details by year 34 $7,955,000 $2,000,000 $2,095,000 $12,050,000 $4,000,000 $10,050,000($31,650,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $8,050,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $8,050,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2025 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $10,050,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2025 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $10,050,000
    2025 Contract details by year 35 - $2,000,000 - $2,000,000 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $2,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $2,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $2,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $2,000,000
    2025 Free Agent Year 36 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $14.5M guaranteed at siging (signing bonus + 2022 salary + $4M of 2023 salary)
    • Additional $3M of 2023 salary fully guarantees the 5th league day of 2023 (injury guaranteed at signing)
    • 2023 Roster Bonus: $1.5M (5th league day of 2023)
    • 2024 Roster Bonus: $1.5M (5th league day of 2024)
    • 2022 Per Game Active Bonus: $14,705 ($250,000)
    • 2023 Per Game Active Bonus: $35,000 ($595,000)
    • 2024 Per Game Active Bonus: $35,000 ($595,000)
    • Annual Incentives: $1.5M
    • 2025 automatically voids 5 days prior to the 2025 league year
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2021 Player contract details by year $2,833,333 - - $4,221,500 $7,054,833 $2,833,333($2,833,333)
    2022 Player contract details by year - - - $3,548,000 $3,548,000 -($2,833,333)

    Previous Contracts

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    2016-2021

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $42,500,000
    Signing Bonus $8,000,000
    Average Salary $8,500,000
    Total Guarantees $21,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $13,138,527
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2013-2016Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $5,379,198
    Signing Bonus $2,292,144
    Average Salary $1,344,800
    Total Guarantees $3,657,854
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $405,000 $2,292,144 - - - - - $2,697,144
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $649,509 - - - - - - $649,509
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $894,018 - - - - - $102,207 $996,225
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $1,138,527 $8,000,000 - - - - - $9,138,527
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $775,000 - - - $3,225,000 - $100,000 $4,100,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $790,000 - - - $9,790,000 - $100,000 $10,680,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $805,000 - - - $7,195,000 - - $8,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $6,660,000 - - - - - - $6,660,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $5,666,667 - - - - - - $5,666,667
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $2,833,333 - - - - - - $2,833,333
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $2,500,000 $8,000,000 $250,000 - - - - $10,750,000
    10 seasons $23,117,054 $18,292,144 $250,000 - $20,210,000 - $302,207 $62,171,405
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $8,755,000 - $2,095,000 - - - - $10,850,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $7,955,000 - $2,095,000 - - - - $10,050,000
    $39,827,054 $18,292,144 $4,440,000 - $20,210,000 - $302,207 $83,071,405
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    9 seasons Player Cash Earnings $14,950,387 $10,292,144 - - $20,210,000 - $302,207 $45,754,738
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $8,166,667 $8,000,000 $250,000 - - - - $16,416,667
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 10/04/2019, $28,075

      Helmet to helmet hit against Green Bay (GB)


    • TOTAL: $28,075

  • Transactions

    Mar 13 2022Signed a 3 year $31.65 million contract extension with Arizona (ARI)
    Oct 15 2021Traded to Arizona (ARI) from Philadelphia (PHI) for Tay Gowan and 2022 5th round pick (#166 - traded)
    Oct 4 2019Fined $28,075 Helmet to helmet hit against Green Bay (GB)
    Apr 13 2019Converted $7.195M of 2019 salary into bonus, clearing $5.757 million of cap with Philadelphia (PHI)
    Mar 15 2018Converted $7.21M of 2018 salary into bonus, clearing $5.407M in cap space for Philadelphia (PHI)
    Mar 16 2017Converted $3.225M of his 2017 salary into bonus, clearing $2.58M in cap
    Jan 25 2016Signed a 5 year $42.5 million extension with Philadelphia (PHI)
    May 9 2013Signed a 4 year $5.38 million contract with Philadelphia (PHI)
    Apr 26 2013Drafted by Philadelphia (PHI): Round 2 (#35 overall)
  • 2022 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Zach Ertz ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Tgt Rec Rec Yds Yds/Rec Rec TD Fum Prod Pts
    2022 ARI 10 10 10 575 66.6 69 47 406 8.6 4 0 68.6
    2021 ARI 17 17 14 848 72.4 112 74 763 10.3 5 0 106.7
    2020 PHI 11 11 10 634 56.2 72 36 335 9.3 1 0 41.5
    2019 PHI 15 15 15 953 80.5 135 88 916 10.4 6 1 127.6
    2018 PHI 16 16 16 1000 91.6 156 116 1163 10 8 1 164.3
    2017 PHI 14 14 13 778 68.8 110 74 824 11.1 8 1 128.4
    2016 PHI 14 14 12 851 75.1 106 78 816 10.5 4 0 105.6
    2015 PHI 15 15 7 790 68.2 112 75 853 11.4 2 2 95.3
    2014 PHI 16 16 5 588 50.0 89 58 702 12.1 3 1 86.2
    2013 PHI 16 16 3 450 40.8 56 36 469 13 4 0 70.9
    Totals 144 144 105 7,467 - 1,017 682 7,247 10.6 45 6 995.10