Gerald Everett Takes Subtle Dig at Jared Goff
After spending four years with the Los Angeles Rams, tight end Gerald Everett opted for a fresh start when he signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks earlier this offseason. The fifth-year tight end hasn't hidden his excitement about getting to play with an MVP-caliber quarterback like Russell Wilson. However, Everett's latest compliment to Wilson included a subtle shot at his old QB.
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Everett told reporters this week that "this is the first time in my career playing with a quarterback of his [Wilson] caliber." While his former teammate and current Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff didn't win any MVP awards, it wasn't like he was awful during the tight end's stay with the Rams. In fact, Goff recorded nearly 18,000 passing yards and 104 touchdowns over Everett's four-year stay.
Nevertheless, it's true that Goff doesn't have Wilson's long list of accomplishments. The Seahawks gunslinger has been named to eight Pro Bowls throughout his career and second-team All-Pro back in 2018. That isn't even to mention how Wilson led Seattle to a Super Bowl victory back in 2013. Even in his 30s, the veteran signal-caller hasn't shown signs of slowing down. He just threw a career-high 40 touchdown passes last year, while his 4,212 passing yards were just seven away from matching his all-time best.
Meanwhile, Wilson hasn't had a tight end of Everett's talents in quite some time. The 27-year-old recorded career highs in receptions (41), catch percentage (66.1%) and receiving yards (417) in 16 games last year. Unfortunately, he dropped 11.3% of his targets, which was uncharacteristic for him considering he didn't have a drop in the previous two seasons. Nevertheless, perhaps a change in scenery will help him bounce back.
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