Tight end Gerald Everett is the ‘other guy’ when it comes to offensive weapons for the LA Rams. There are the big three in Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, and Tyler Higbee. Next comes rookies Van Jefferson and Brycen Hopkins. Then comes the crowd favorite Josh Reynolds. Finally, here comes Gerald Everett.
The LA Rams passing attack has been blessed with great completion rates to wide receivers and tight ends. Only the running backs are struggling to catch passes so far this season. So with an offense clicking with the primary receivers, why would the Rams try to fix something that truly is not broken? Well, the Rams are playing the long game this year.
Why this game?
The LA Rams have established Kupp, Woods, Higbee, and Reynolds in the passing game so far. Head coach Sean McVay committed to using Everett more in the game planning before the season started. Those plans were hindered by Everett suffering from a mild back injury which limited the number of plays he was used so far. But he was targeted twice against the Buffalo Bills and caught both passes for 34 yards.
The Giants secondary is vulnerable deep in this one. They are down to backup safeties and have little confidence in their ability to defend the deep ball. Meanwhile, Everett is due for his annual breakout game of over 100 yards. He gets it in this one, as the Giants are too focused on stopping everyone else. Everett has a big game in this one.