The Facts: Tyler Higbee just put together the best season ever by a Rams TE, primarily thanks to a huge performance in the final five games of the 2019 campaign. But HC Sean McVay hasn’t soured on Everett, the young TE who’s entering the final year of his rookie deal. “Really, really excited about what Gerald Everett’s going to do,” McVay said Monday. “I think Tyler Higbee did a phenomenal job, but I think Gerald Everett’s a guy that I’ve got to do a better job of utilizing his skill set because he’s a difference-maker. But he’s got to get the opportunities and I think that starts with some of the things I know I can do a better job of.”
Diehards Line: As USA Today's Cameron DaSilva reminded readers, it seems like Everett has been poised for a breakout year in each of the last three seasons, but it has yet to happen. As a former second-round pick, the potential and talent is there, but his opportunities have been limited. Whether it’s been because of Higbee’s presence or the injury that Everett suffered late last season, his playing time has diminished. He was having his best season as a pro in 2019 with 37 catches and 408 yards, but a knee injury caused him to miss three games and only play 21 total snaps in three others. So really, he played just 10 games, which makes his numbers look more respectable. The Rams have a lot of mouths to feed on offense, tight ends included. Getting Everett a significant number of chances will be difficult, but it’s good to hear McVay will at least try to get him more involved.