Zach Ertz and Julie Ertz welcomed a baby boy into the world last week.
The tight end and the Arizona Cardinals introduced him to the world with tweets on Thursday morning and the tweets got people talking about the baby's name.
The Ertz family named their baby Madden.
Madden Matthew Ertz.
Madden Matthew Ertz 💙 Our whole world
Hallelujah 🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/rbcvUdX7zn
— Zach Ertz (@ZERTZ_86) August 18, 2022
Congratulations to Julie and Zach Ertz on the birth of their son Madden! pic.twitter.com/d7JZePGLLj
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) August 18, 2022
Julie Ertz posted the following on Instagram: "One week already with our sweet boy! Madden Matthew Ertz you are so loved. Beyond grateful to be your mommy. @zachertz and I can’t even put into words how blessed we are to be your parents."
We're assuming the couple named him after John Madden, the Hall of Fame NFL coach and broadcaster who died in December, and not the popular video game named after the coach and broadcaster, although some on social media thought the name was for the video game.
— Moldy (@moldyfruitsss) August 18, 2022
goat name 🔥
— Ammar 🦋 (@ammarr_khan) August 18, 2022
Naming their son after a video game?
— Weesh (@Weesherr) August 18, 2022
They really named bro after a video game 🤣🤣🤣
— Skol SZN (@MVPWigginsSZN) August 18, 2022
Named their son after a video game? Very weird
— The A(rch)ttack Sheet (@AttackSheet) August 18, 2022
— SkolHub (0-0) (@CousinsToJJets) August 18, 2022
With a name like Madden and two athletes as parents (Julie Ertz plays soccer professionally and on the U.S. National Women's Soccer Team), he's got to end up being an athlete, right?
The Ertz's announcement timing was impeccable.
The Madden NFL 23 video game is scheduled to be released on Friday.
Future nfl player both of his parents are athletes
— Dylan(51-52) (0-0) AND (0-0) (@RedSoxwinszn) August 18, 2022
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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Arizona Cardinals' Zach Ertz names baby boy after John Madden