2022 Fantasy Upside
When Gerald Everett signed with the Chargers in March, the tight end was glad to join an ascending squad with a young quarterback as talented as Justin Herbert. Those feelings hadn't subsided as Everett spoke with the media at the start of Los Angeles' off-season program. "I'm ecstatic," Everett said in his press conference. "Like you just said before, a young quarterback, arguably one of the best in the league. He's shown some great promise, especially last year. So, we're going to try and build on that." A Rams second-round pick in 2017, Everett played his first four seasons with Jared Goff as his quarterback before signing a one-year deal with the Seahawks last year to play with Russell Wilson. Last season, Everett recorded a career-high 48 receptions, 478 yards, and four touchdowns while also recording a career-high catch rate of 76.2 percent. He has 175 total career receptions for 1,867 yards with 12 TDs. The Athletic recently suggested Everett “could be poised for a career season” with the Chargers planning to get him involved with a variety of looks “from screens to flat routes to jet sweeps.”
2022 Fantasy Downside
The pecking order could be a limiting factor with Everett likely the fourth or fifth option behind Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Austin Ekeler, and Josh Palmer.
2022 Bottom Line
Everett is one of a number of TE2 candidates with upside. Unlike many of the others, he will benefit from Herbert and a TE-friendly scheme.