Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay, along with Jared Goff, want to get Gerald Everett ‘more involved’ in the offense throughout the 2020 NFL season.
According to McVay, Everett’s flexibility is what makes him so important.
“He’s a big-time, versatile playmaker that enables you to really be in multiple personnel groupings because of his versatility in your two tight end sets where he can play that full back, he can detach from the core, and he can align in the core. So, he gives you a lot of flexibility. He’s a guy that I wanted to get more involved,” McVay said about Everett. “I thought he made the most of his four touches in a lot of different ways. And he’s a guy that we’ve got to continue to get involved.”
Goff echoed McVay’s thoughts about Everett’s versatility.
“He’s done a great job. He’s really embraced his role, which has been awesome to see,” Goff said about Everett through the first five weeks. “Just moving around and putting him in different places, asking him a lot, asking him to know a lot, to do a lot at different spots on the field. And he’s really grasped it. It’s been really good to see through training camp all the way until now. Just everything we ask him to do, the motions, the shifts, the different routes, the stuff he’s run from the backfield, all the different things that we ask him to do, he’s done a great job with it and has helped our team really being in a bunch of different personnel groupings.”
Everett played on 44 percent of the offensive snaps in their Week 5 win against the Washington Football Team, which was his second-highest mark of the season.
In those offensive snaps, Everett put up four receptions for 90 yards and has caught every pass that has been thrown to him over the past three games.
Everett also has a size advantage, standing at 6’3″ and 240 pounds.
Everett has been splitting snaps with Tyler Higbee through Week 5, who the Rams recently signed to a four-year, $29 million deal during the 2020 NFL offseason.
However, Everett will become a free agent after this season and it is currently unlikely the Rams tie up money in two different tight ends for the future.
Not only can Everett help improve the team’s already great offense, but he can also raise his stock and his chances at a bigger contract in the 2021 NFL free agency.
If the Rams and Everett can come together this season and get on the right track by getting him more involved, both parties could help each other tremendously.