Gerald Everett continues to be a reliable option for Jared Goff to work with on offense for the Los Angeles Rams.
When looking at some of the other team needs the Rams were hoping to fill at the time, tight end wasn’t exactly a top priority, and it was debatable whether Los Angeles would have been better off going with someone else besides Everett.
Despite appearing in every game for the Rams over his first two NFL seasons, Everett didn’t see as much action in the passing game, mainly due to the fact that Jared Goff had plenty of other reliable weapons to work with ranging from Todd Gurley to Robert Woods.
By combining for 49 catches over the first two seasons for 564 yards with five touchdowns, it was clear that Everett was only used every once in a while in the passing game for Los Angeles, which seemed just fine since the Rams were still winning games.
With that being said, Everett deserves plenty of credit for finding a way to become more involved on offense for Los Angeles throughout the 2019 season by already catching 24 passes for 282 yards to go along with two scores.
For a tight end that set career highs last year by catching 33 passes for 320 yards with three touchdowns, Everett should be able to crush these numbers when the 2019 season is all said and done, as long as he continues to play at a high level.
Better yet, if Everett continues to be a reliable target for Goff in the passing game, setting new career highs in all three categories could be accomplished over the next game or two.
Since Los Angeles currently trails both the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers in the NFC West standings, the Rams will need all of the extra help from players like Everett moving forward in order to keep the team in the best shape possible for a playoff run.
Everett may not always stand out like some of his other teammates on offense, but through seven games, he’s certainly proven to be worth that second-round selection back in 2017, and will hopefully continue to get better with experience.