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    Would you have traded Wildgoose + 5th for Ertz today?

    The Cardinals did just that, trading a 6th rd rook and a '22 5th for him.

    Even with the emergence of Knox, I would've taken that trade. A fine mentor for him and you never know with injuries.

    I'd bet BFO talked about it and turned it down—they've proven to be smarter than me before.

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    Re: Would you have traded Wildgoose + 5th for Ertz today?

    No. Ertz on downside of career.

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    Re: Would you have traded Wildgoose + 5th for Ertz today?

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    Re: Would you have traded Wildgoose + 5th for Ertz today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oaf View Post
    The Cardinals did just that, trading a 6th rd rook and a '22 5th for him.

    Even with the emergence of Knox, I would've taken that trade. A fine mentor for him and you never know with injuries.

    I'd bet BFO talked about it and turned it down—they've proven to be smarter than me before.
    Knox needs to play not be "mentored". And at this moment Knox is the better player

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    Re: Would you have traded Wildgoose + 5th for Ertz today?

    90 days ago Yes. Not today.

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    Re: Would you have traded Wildgoose + 5th for Ertz today?

    No I would have traded Ertz for that very deal.

    We need the CB and the Draft capital.
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    Re: Would you have traded Wildgoose + 5th for Ertz today?

    Nope.

    Ertz was worth maybe a 5th round pick.....before the season started.

    Now, with Knox showing exactly what he is capable of, Ertz is not worth anything to the Bills.

    Especially when you look at the contracts.

    Ertz has a cap number (for Philly) of $12 million. His 2022 and 2023 years of his present contract have been voided.

    He is expected to renegotiate a new contract with Arizona, and his asking price is going to be quite high.

    Dawson Knox's cap number for 2021 is $1 million and his 2022 cap number is $1.2 million, since he's still on his rookie contract. If Knox continues his performance he will probably be extended after this season.

    The excitement for a possible trade to get Ertz was in the off season.....and was smart to consider at that time, because it was an obvious upgrade from what we had been getting from Knox his first two years.

    And Ertz (at least to me) was worth considering for this year's Super Bowl run, because he already has shown he is a big time, impact player.

    As is well known, "N.F.L." stand for "Not For Long".


    In just five games, Dawson Knox has become the TE with the most TD catches, and has had more long completions than any other TE. Of course, he has THE QB who is playing lights out with the long pass.

    In March, 2021, the reported price to trade for Ertz was a 3rd to 4th round pick. As I opined at the time, combined with his contract, "that's lots of baggage for a 30 year old TE".

    Arizona had their #1 TE out for the year, and it motivated them to pay what they did.

    I suspect that the Bills braintrust considered trading for Ertz....if the price was right....during the off season.....but ALSO had high hopes for Knox to progress.

    Their patience paid off.....and the off season talk could have lit a little fire under Dawson's butt.

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    Re: Would you have traded Wildgoose + 5th for Ertz today?

    Not just no. Hell no.
    Should have known, way back in 1960 when we drafted Richie Lucas Number 1, that this would be a long, hard ride. But who could have known it would be THIS bad?

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    Re: Would you have traded Wildgoose + 5th for Ertz today?

    Not going to bite..
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    Re: Would you have traded Wildgoose + 5th for Ertz today?

    Knox has broke out, Ertz wasn’t needed anymore. We didn’t know this months ago, so any earlier calls about it was speculative.

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    Re: Would you have traded Wildgoose + 5th for Ertz today?

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    90 days ago Yes. Not today.
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    Re: Would you have traded Wildgoose + 5th for Ertz today?

    So ..... will this be the last Ertz thread


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    Re: Would you have traded Wildgoose + 5th for Ertz today?

    Ertz: 18 rec 189 yds 10.5 avg long of 28 2 TDs - 8.5M salary
    Knox: 18 rec 261 yds 14.5 avg long of 53 5 TDs - 850k salary

    no brainer at this point.

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    Re: Would you have traded Wildgoose + 5th for Ertz today?

    Not at Ertz's cap hit.

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    Re: Would you have traded Wildgoose + 5th for Ertz today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodman View Post
    So ..... will this be the last Ertz thread

    Where did that Zack Ertz thread go ? It was here a few hours ago

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    Re: Would you have traded Wildgoose + 5th for Ertz today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wally The Barber View Post
    Where did that Zack Ertz thread go ? It was here a few hours ago

    It's where it belongs - in the PFZ.

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    Re: Would you have traded Wildgoose + 5th for Ertz today?

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    It's where it belongs - in the PFZ.
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    Re: Would you have traded Wildgoose + 5th for Ertz today?

    Depends if we play Arizona in the Super Bowl and Ertz catches the game winning touchdown.

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    Re: Would you have traded Wildgoose + 5th for Ertz today?

    I was never much into getting Ertz but for all the wrong reasons. I just assumed this was an offense that doesn't need or want a TE as an offensive weapon. I was quite wrong about that part. And Knox is younger, much cheaper (for now) and coming in to his own. So no! I wouldn't have, but only because i was wrong about how much this offense was going to utilize the TE position this year.
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    Re: Would you have traded Wildgoose + 5th for Ertz today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oaf View Post
    The Cardinals did just that, trading a 6th rd rook and a '22 5th for him.

    Even with the emergence of Knox, I would've taken that trade. A fine mentor for him and you never know with injuries.

    I'd bet BFO talked about it and turned it down—they've proven to be smarter than me before.
    No. I'm good with what the Bills have on hand.

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