Sean McVay reveals Rams player he wants more involved next season
Third-year pro Gerald Everett was outperformed by Tyler Higbee at the tight end position for the Los Angeles Rams last season. But despite Higbee’s breakout 2019, head coach Sean McVay is excited to get Everett more involved and see what he can do next season.
“Really, really excited about what Gerald Everett’s going to do,” Sean McVay said, per Cameron DaSilva of RamsWire.com . “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.”
Everett, a 2017 second-round pick out of South Alabama, has been expected to be a major contributor for the Rams since he was drafted. However, whether it be Los Angeles’ plethora of offensive weapons or simply being outperformed by others at his position, things have yet to completely click for the 6-foot-3, 240-pound tight end.
With the being said, Everett has increased his receiving numbers in every season so far. In fact, last year played in 13 games, making two starts and catching 37 passes for 407 yards and two touchdowns.
Regardless, it seems that McVay and the Rams’ coaching staff are very high on the 25-year-old and expect big things out of him in the future. From a formation standpoint, Los Angeles could very well employ a two-tight end set more often next season in the hopes of getting Everett more involved.