Top 99 Zach Ertz Quotes

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“Stay focused, believe that you can achieve at the highest level, surround yourself with others who believe in you, and do not stray from your goal.”

― Zach Ertz

“The city of Philadelphia is all about the underdog.”

― Zach Ertz

“Football is such a traditionalist sport. Whatever happened in the past is usually going to continue. But the bullying has no place in any sport. That’s the bottom line.”

― Zach Ertz

“You do have to be patient. Control what you can control.”

― Zach Ertz

“Can’t ever catch enough balls.”

― Zach Ertz

“No one wants to be 13 and not able to eat their ice cream after dinner.”

― Zach Ertz

“If there’s an opportunity to go out there and show what I can do, I’m going to do it.”

― Zach Ertz

“Who doesn’t like a nice Belgian waffle?”

― Zach Ertz

“When you’re blocking someone, or when you’re running, it’s all about putting force into the ground, and that’s the epitome of the back squat.”

― Zach Ertz

“I don’t play this game to be an average tight end.”

― Zach Ertz

“Our No. 1 goal on this Earth is to make disciples. That’s the only job we want to do.”

― Zach Ertz

“Having success as a team is much more fun than having individual success. I have learned this lesson through the many wins I have experienced as a team.”

― Zach Ertz

“I just focus on taking a deep breath, staying calm, and not trying to make the situation bigger than it is.”

― Zach Ertz

“You’re going to have to grind it out on some drives.”

― Zach Ertz

“I just like going against the Redskins, I guess.”

― Zach Ertz

“Nobody said, ‘You have to step up and be a leader for the family.’ I took it upon myself. I wanted to set the bar high for my brothers.”

― Zach Ertz

“I went to Stanford.”

― Zach Ertz

“I went to play in the NFL.”

― Zach Ertz

“I think I had a good rookie year, but at the end of the day, I want to be one of the best tight ends ever to play, and I’m going to set my standard for that and work toward that goal.”

― Zach Ertz

“I rarely drop the ball, and hopefully that trend continues.”

― Zach Ertz

“I pride myself on being able to create mismatches. That’s what I’ve done my whole life.”

― Zach Ertz

“My opinion is I can get open against anybody.”

― Zach Ertz

“I have to have that mentality that I can get open.”

― Zach Ertz

“In today’s society, a lot of males think you have to be strong all the time, and you’re not allowed to show weakness. That’s just so false.”

― Zach Ertz

“I love the game of football.”

― Zach Ertz

“When I was 16 years old, watching football for the first time, the Cowboys were always on TV – unfortunately, looking back at it now – but Jason Witten was the guy who carried himself, in my opinion as a 16-year-old kid, the right way. He was a phenomenal tight end.”

― Zach Ertz

“I think the ultimate compliment that someone can give you is that you’re a technician.”

― Zach Ertz

“Just trying not to have a weakness in any part of my game – that’s always been the approach in all aspects of my game: when the team needs me to run block, needs me to pass block, whether it comes naturally or not.”

― Zach Ertz

“I want to make Pro Bowls, do all the great things.”

― Zach Ertz

“I think I can contribute to the team in a multitude of ways.”

― Zach Ertz

“If anyone asks me a fantasy football question or for help, I don’t respond.”

― Zach Ertz

“I’m focusing on being the best I can for my teammates – catching as many balls and putting in as many good blocks as I possibly can.”

― Zach Ertz

“On third down, anytime our team needs a play, I want to be the guy that gets the ball.”

― Zach Ertz

“You can’t emulate a game until you’re in a game.”

― Zach Ertz

“Tight ends, third down, and the red zone is where you kind of need to stand out to be a very good tight end in this league.”

― Zach Ertz

“What I’ve learned, being in this league, is you can’t take things personally.”

― Zach Ertz

“Obviously, I want to be on the field each and every play, but that’s not what I can control.”

― Zach Ertz

“As an athlete, I feel like I have a little bit of control – or a lot of control – of the situation. When you’re the in the stands, you have no control of the situation.”

― Zach Ertz

“Every week’s a job interview for us as players.”

― Zach Ertz

“My goal definitely isn’t to be top five. It’s to be the best in the league.”

― Zach Ertz

“I play this game to be the best tight end I can possibly be and win as many football games as I possibly can.”

― Zach Ertz

“I’ve never played the game for money.”

― Zach Ertz

“Everybody says, ‘Oh, those East Coast people are so ruthless’ and what not. But I love them. I mean, they’re honest. What more can you ask from people?”

― Zach Ertz

“I always knew Jesus, but I didn’t have the relationship I do now.”

― Zach Ertz

“I was very fortunate to have several mentors in my life that believed in my ability on the football field. It was their support that made me believe that I could do it, too.”

― Zach Ertz

“Football should not be your source of identity. This one is important to me because I am much more than the player. My faith, my wife, my family, and the work I do off the field is paramount to feeling whole.”

― Zach Ertz

“If you’re able to build something on a strong foundation, you’re not going to be easily swayed.”

― Zach Ertz

“Bringing in a guy like Jordan Howard is going to help us immensely: a guy that you can give the ball to behind five really good offensive linemen and say, ‘Go to work.’”

― Zach Ertz

“Oftentimes, the post safety will eye me up pre-snap a lot of times and know where I am.”

― Zach Ertz

“I had a stutter when I was a young. I went to speech therapy.”

― Zach Ertz

“If I could get better on the field, I could get better in my interviews. I took that approach: if there’s something I’m deficient in, whether it be in relationships, whether it be talking to people, just that self-reflection to seek people out who can help me.”

― Zach Ertz

“I’m not going to be perfect on the field, I’m not going to be perfect in my postgame answers or any media session.”

― Zach Ertz

“I’ve been ingrained since a young age to compete always and strive to be the best, and I think I’m working toward that.”

― Zach Ertz

“Richard Sherman has kind of the peak of self-confidence. I’m a little below that. But I’ve learned a lot from him.”

― Zach Ertz

“I’m a lot bigger than a lot of these DBs.”

― Zach Ertz

“At the end of the day, all I really care about are the wins.”

― Zach Ertz

“You’ve got to perfect your craft.”

― Zach Ertz

“Early in my career, if I didn’t get the ball, or if something would happen, or the media would say something, I’d take it personally.”

― Zach Ertz

“I’m very confident in my abilities.”

― Zach Ertz

“Don’t live and die with every play.”

― Zach Ertz

“I want to be the guy on third down, whenever the coaches need a play, they call my number.”

― Zach Ertz

“My role isn’t just receiving.”

― Zach Ertz

“I still remember going to school on game day with my high school jersey on.”

― Zach Ertz

“Red zone, third down, I want to be the guy who gets the number called. I put a lot of pride into what I do as a receiver in those situations – using my body when we need to make a play.”

― Zach Ertz

“If I’m out wide, and they put a linebacker on me, I think that’s a mismatch every time, regardless of who is on me.”

― Zach Ertz

“You got to know what the defense looks for and use that against them.”

― Zach Ertz

“I think you have to have a high football IQ. Obviously, you have to have the physical ability to run fast and get open. But you also have to have a high football IQ.”

― Zach Ertz

“I always want to improve in all my facets of the game, whether it’s the receiving or blocking aspects.”

― Zach Ertz

“I’m never going to be satisfied with where I am as a player.”

― Zach Ertz

“If you don’t have the confidence, that’s half the battle. You’re going to be defeated before you even start.”

― Zach Ertz

“You have to have confidence in this league. Everybody’s so good.”

― Zach Ertz

“I take every rep personally. If somebody beats me, I’m going to take that personally.”

― Zach Ertz

“I want to prove to myself and everybody else how good I can be, and I’m willing to work as hard as I need to to achieve that goal.”

― Zach Ertz

“I want to be out there every play.”

― Zach Ertz

“I feel no matter who I’m going against that I can get open in a number of ways.”

― Zach Ertz

“I love sports, and I’m a hugely competitive person.”

― Zach Ertz

“Anything that’s truly competitive, I love.”

― Zach Ertz

“You can’t be a tight end and just be viewed as a receiver.”

― Zach Ertz

“It truly takes a village to become a professional athlete.”

― Zach Ertz

“I’m so thankful to everyone who has helped me along the way.”

― Zach Ertz

“As athletes, just looking at it from an outside perspective, it’s really remarkable, the impact you could have on somebody that you have no idea.”

― Zach Ertz

“It’s not a goal of mine to only play 45 percent of snaps. It’s to be on the field for every single play.”

― Zach Ertz

“My seventh-grade year, I played football. I was, like, 15 pounds overweight, so I had to lose a ton of weight. They put me at left tackle; they put me on the defensive line. I absolutely hated football. I didn’t want to play again. Eighth grade year, I didn’t play.”

― Zach Ertz

“It’s awesome being married to Julie, being able to support the people we love doing what they love to do.”

― Zach Ertz

“When I was younger, I initially hated football because they put me on the offensive line because I was the biggest kid.”

― Zach Ertz

“Brent Celek is a heck of a blocker, James Casey is a heck of a blocker.”

― Zach Ertz

“I’ve never played this game for financial success.”

― Zach Ertz

“I don’t care about the money. Honestly. All I care about is winning football games.”

― Zach Ertz

“That’s something that I do pride myself on: making those tough and contested catches, whether it’s in the red-zone or on third down.”

― Zach Ertz

“I want to be the guy in the red-zone, believe me.”

― Zach Ertz

“If you look at the great tight ends in this league, the first thing that stands out is touchdowns. Just like at fantasy football. That’s where a lot of guys get the respect, with touchdowns… That’s the ‘fantasy points’ that everyone points out.”

― Zach Ertz

“My relationship with Jesus has changed my life and, really, the foundation of who my wife and I are as people.”

― Zach Ertz

“I can’t dwell on having a couple drops. It’s going to happen – it’s the NFL.”

― Zach Ertz

“Big hits are part of the game. So, paramount to every time I train is just to focus on staying healthy and doing everything I can to stay healthy.”

― Zach Ertz

“Being a tight end, you have to be able to do everything. You have to be able to run routes; you have to be able to block, pass-protect, and run with the ball after a catch. So, that’s how I attack my workouts – focusing on doing everything.”

― Zach Ertz

“Glute bridges make sure my hips are staying in line. Making sure that I’m not putting added stress on the hamstrings, hip flexors, or groin. Being able to stabilize the hips is pretty much the center of playing football, so you can stay healthy.”

― Zach Ertz

“I love football, but I also want to give back. I want to take care of kids and single moms, so it’s not only about playing football. I want my life to matter in that way.”

― Zach Ertz

“My wife Julie and I are driven to make positive and enduring change in our beloved city of Philadelphia, in California, in Haiti, and around the world.”

― Zach Ertz

“I don’t want to be viewed as a weakness in any means. I don’t want to be viewed as a weakness in the passing game. I definitely don’t want to be viewed as a weakness in the running game.”

― Zach Ertz
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