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Cardinals Should Steal This Free Agent Away From the Seahawks

Larry Rupp
The Arizona Cardinals should steal tight end Gerald Everett away from the Seattle Seahawks.
The Arizona Cardinals should steal tight end Gerald Everett away from the Seattle Seahawks. / Michael Chow-Arizona Republic / USA

There may not be an NFL team more in need of a starting tight end than the Arizona Cardinals. All four of their top TEs from last season are set to hit the free agent market, including three-time Pro Bowler Zach Ertz. Finding a capable replacement should be of the utmost importance for Arizona.

With only $5.5 million in available cap space, the Cardinals would be smart to search for an underrated option with a low price tag attached rather than an expensive big name player. That is why they should steal Gerald Everett away from the divisional rival Seattle Seahawks.

Cardinals Free Agency

Everett has done nothing but improve since he joined the NFL back in 2017. In fact, his receiving yards mark has grown with every passing season. The 27-year-old posted a career-high 478 yards and 4 touchdowns on 48 receptions to go along with an impressive 76.2% catch percentage in 2021.

Head coach Kliff Kingsbury got a glimpse into what his offense can do with a dynamic TE after Ertz averaged 52.2 receiving yards per game as a midseason acquisition. Quarterback Kyler Murray used him as a security blanket and would benefit from having a large target to throw to once again in 2022.

Ertz is likely out of the Cardinals price range, which makes Everett that much more of a suitable option. His market value should not approach $10 million, which opens the door for Arizona to offer up a short or long term deal. After all, it's possible Everett has not even hit his prime yet.

The Cardinals need a difference making TE if they want any chance of winning the NFC West. For now, Arizona has odds set at +2500 to win Super Bowl 57, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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