In a new article by Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox, the NFL analyst took a look at every team and chose one player per club that he believes has the highest chance of getting traded in the near future.
For the Rams, Knox believes that player is second-string tight end Gerald Everett.
“Though Los Angeles Rams tight end Gerald Everett has flashed some talent as a pass-catcher — he had 37 catches for 408 yards and two touchdowns last season — Tyler Higbee has emerged as Jared Goff’s top target at the position,” Knox says. “That could lead to Everett being on the trading block, if he isn’t there already.”
I believe Everett to be one of the more underrated pass-catching tight ends in the NFL. He’s unfortunately in a bad situation with Tyler Higbee sitting on a fairly new contract. Now, there are a number of NFL offenses that can sustain a pair of tight ends, but that’s certainly not the offense Sean McVay is known for running. Although he did shit to more two-tight end sets towards the end of 2019, I don’t think that’s enough reason to believe he’s abandoning his heavy usage of 11 personnel (1 RB, 1 TE).
With Jalen Ramsey’s new contract still somewhere over the horizon, getting his money off the books would help the situation, even if it’s just a few million dollars of relief.
Now for today’s links.
S John Johnson talks to the media about finally being back on the field (TheRams.com)
Sean McVay discusses Covid-19 contingency plans for the 2020 season (TheRams.com)
Terrell Burgess and Jordan Fuller are making an early impact in the secondary (The Rams Wire)
How does George Kittle’s new deal affect the team’s ability to re-sign Gerald Everett? (Ramblin’ Fan)
Tom McManus highlights football coaches who are higher-risk but aren’t opting out (ESPN)
Dan Graziano and Jeremy Fowler look at how the lack of CFB in the fall will affect the NFL in 2021 (ESPN)
A UDFA for the Seahawks was cut after trying to sneak a woman into the team hotel (Pro Football Talk)
Chris Roling lists the biggest names who could be on the roster bubble for their teams (Bleacher Report)