There’s an undeniable charisma to the way Los Angeles Rams TE Gerald Everett plays football.
At 6’3” and 240 lbs., 24-year-old Young Gerald has the unique ability to catch the ball and suddenly turn into a smooth force of nature. Everett can wreck a game in seconds because his strength can overpower the opposing team’s secondary, allowing him to break tackles without slowing down. He’s a big target that could compliment under-sized pass catchers like WR Brandin Cooks and WR Cooper Kupp. And from Head Coach Sean McVay’s days with Washington, one can’t help but notice that he loved designing plays for tight ends especially with Pro-Bowl TE Jordan Reed on the roster. In 2015, with McVay as offensive coordinator, Reed caught 87 balls for 952 yards and 11 touchdowns.
But that’s not what we’ve seen from Everett. He’s been fantastic in flashes, but the consistency has been lacking. Last year, Everett caught 33 passes for 320 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Recently, Young Gerald was quoted on the Rams website about his offseason conditioning. It’s encouraging that Everett mentioned his desire to improve his blocking which has been a criticism so far in his young career.
But it’s time to see it pay off. Is this the year Gerald Everett becomes a top five tight end in the league?
This would obviously be a game changer for the Los Angeles Rams offense as it would open up more for QB Jared Goff in the passing game.
Think of the Rams offense as a drum set. I know, this is getting weird. Just go with me for a second. LT Andrew Whitworth is the bass drum, keeping things steady. RB Todd Gurley is the snare, getting the lion’s share of the beat, and the wide receivers are the tom drums or whatever. Every time the drummer, Goff, has to do a drum solo or even a fill, he goes to the drums he can count on. And Everett and TE Tyler Higbee are the conga drums that he keeps meaning to find a way into the jam.
What if Young Gerald ups his game and becomes a snare drum? We’ve all heard about Gurley’s knee issues and like it or not, it’s a thing Rams fans think about.
Could Gerald Everett be the future go-to guy for the Rams? You bet your ass he can.