Gerald Everett said he’s “waiting on a decision that’s already been made.”
Gerald Everett was the first draft pick of the Sean McVay era in 2017, fitting perfectly for a coach with an extensive history of working with tight ends. However, now entering his fourth season, Everett has failed to take off and break out the way so many fans expected him to.
He’s certainly had bright spots and showed potential with the Rams, but he has yet to truly beat out Tyler Higbee as TE1 in Los Angeles. And after the team drafted Brycen Hopkins in the fourth round of this year’s draft, Everett’s future with the Rams beyond the 2020 season seems murky.
On Thursday night, Everett sent a cryptic tweet that has fans wondering whether he might be traded. He said he’s waiting on a decision that’s already been made, causing some to think that the Rams have decided to move on from the young tight end after adding Hopkins.
— Gerald Everett (@lightningstrk12) July 17, 2020
Here are some of the responses from fans, the majority of whom hope Everett isn’t actually on the move.
Many of them recognized Everett’s game-winning touchdown against the Chiefs in 2018 as a highlight of his Rams career thus far.
— LA Rams Fan Club (@LARamsFC) July 17, 2020
Of course, there’s a good chance this tweet doesn’t mean anything at all. Not every tweet from an NFL player is football-related, and it’s possible Everett is referring to something completely unrelated to his tenure with the Rams.
However, Everett does seem like a logical trade candidate for Los Angeles, given the emergence of Higbee last season and the arrival of Hopkins by way of the draft. Everett’s contract will expire after the 2020 season and given the Rams’ current cap commitments, it’s hard to see them re-signing him to a contract equal to the value of what some other teams could offer him.
I agree sadly, as a long time Ram’s Fan, with your comments.
It’s not the end of the world. There are hundreds of guys that are good route runners and can catch the ball. Cant believe fans are so negative. Kupp had a couple of good years is he really worth 18 mil? I doubt it, maybe to someone with cap space! We need to look past. Get some money back and turn it around. Not dumped millions on 3or4 players. Way too much talent out there to get freaked out. Every year great players come out. Control money and build things back up. Maybe have a down year. 9-7 wasnt awful. Couple of breaks and 11-5. Come on we got to protect our QB. Honestly a good receiver is easy to come by. Sign both Ramsey and Hill and let rest walk. We’ve got good replacements on roster. Draft mike linebacker and GOOD linemen.
I have been a Ram’s Fan for 47 years. Your right about the NFL being a business. In fact you could say that about all professional sports. Salary cap of course is another issue. That is why having the right team in your FO who knows how to deal with the salary cap is so important. When I look at the Ram’s current FO all I see is a bunch of amateurs, who have been asleep at the wheel. Some examples of this, would be the early signings of Cooks Gurley, Higbee, and of course Goff, to huge contracts, while they were still under contract. It has cost the Ram’s millions, in dead cap money. Had they waited,they would have been able to sign 2 of the 4 players mentioned, for million’s less. Goff for sure, and they could have walked away from Gurley’s, contract, at the end of 018 for 2 mill and some change. Had they exercised Gurley's 5th year option for 019, it would have cost the Ram's another 9 mill and some change. But you have to ask yourself, what sense would that have made, if Gurley was already damaged good’s, at the end of 018. The moral to the story is don’t sign players early to huge deals, with lots of guaranteed money, while they are still under contract. The Ram’s would have had all the cap space they needed, to resign some more of there better player’s, Saffold, Littleton, Fowler, Coleman, among others, come to mind. They also would have had enough cap, to pursue perhaps a couple of decent FAs, to help sure up the OL, and ILB positions. As far as the name Everett goes, you must be speaking of QB Jim Everett, who was and underachiever for the Ram’s. As far as Gerald Everett goes, the Ram’s simply need to throw him the football more often, that is if they don’t trade him before the season starts to free up some cap space. Maybe, if the Ram’s decide to hang on to him for 1 more season, and play more 12 personnel, and concentrate on getting the ball to there TEs more often, will see what Everett can do.
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