Gerald Everett could be an underrated signing for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
This year’s tight-end free-agent class is not a particularly deep one. However, there are a few options the Jaguars should consider and Gerald Everett is one of them. A second-round pick in 2017, the South Alabama product has hauled in 127 receptions for 1,389 yards and eight touchdowns over his four-year career with the Los Angeles Rams. Per Pro Football Focus, he averages more than 5.0 yards after the catch and has broken 30 tackles to his name.
Everett has never been a featured player in the Rams’ offense and has usually been the fourth or even fifth option in a passing game that includes wide receivers Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods and fellow tight end Tyler Higbee. However, he’s made the most of his playing time and caught 41 receptions for 41 yards and one touchdown last season.
PFF projects Everett will get a three-year $15 million contract that would average $5 million per year, which would be on par with what Tyler Eifert would earn in 2021. Nevertheless, Everett is the better player and would represent an upgrade at the position. Signing him may not garner many headlines but he could turn out to be an underrated offseason addition.