4 Rams who did not end 2020 season on a good note

Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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LA Rams Gerald Everett
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Tight end Gerald Everett has to know that he is playing for his next NFL contract, right? Whether or not he plays for the LA Rams next season, each game and each play will help add value to his role in the NFL next season. With so much on the line, how could he allow five passes to fall incomplete when thrown in his direction?

The young man was targeted seven times and caught just two passes for 25 yards. Had he caught the passes that fell into his hands, he would have been five of seven for approximately 120 yards and a touchdown.  Such is the way the ball lands, right? Well, for a young man knowing that he needs to finish the season strong, he isn’t doing very much to attract offers.

Everett backsliding

When the LA Rams needed the best out of their key players, Gerald Everett simply couldn’t or wouldn’t answer the bell. In the last four games of the season, Everett caught just seven of 18 passes thrown his way for 75 yards and no touchdowns. That is a completion rate of just 38.9 percent, low enough to bench a rookie, let alone a veteran looking to sign on for a lucrative contract in 2021.

Of course, the 6-foot-3 240-pound tight end will have a chance to close out his LA Rams career on a high note with a solid performance against the Seattle Seahawks defense this weekend. In two games this season, Everett has hauled in four of six passes for 40 yards. But he had a monster game in 2019 when he caught seven of 11 passes for 136 yards against the same Seahawks.

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That type of production would not only help the Rams advance to the next round but would be instrumental in putting his name back on the shopping list of NFL teams in the upcoming 2021 NFL Free Agency market.