The Seattle Seahawks gave Gerald Everett a one-year, $6 million deal this offseason. Most would assume that making him the 15th-highest paid TE in the league, in terms of average annual salary, would signal that he's going to start in 2021.
However, a Seahawks' beat writer, The Athletic's Michael-Shawn Dugar, believes that Will Dissily may actually beat Everett out in 2021.
No disrespect to Dissly, but this comes as a pretty huge shock. While Dissly has really flashed as a pass-catcher at times, he hasn't really been able to stay on the field. It's not like they've been small injuries, either. He tore his patellar tendon as a rookie and tore his Achilles in 2019.
Making it through a full season in 2020 was certainly a point in his favor, but he didn't exactly do much. In fact, he had more receiving yards through six games in 2019 (262) than he did in 16 games in 2020 (251).
Everett, meanwhile, has looked like a really impressive pass-catcher despite splitting time with Tyler Higbee. He's recorded at least 400 receiving yards in back-to-back seasons in that TE2 role.
Seahawks fans hoping for a true breakout campaign from Everett may have to reset their expectations, as it looks like he'll have to contend with Dissly all year long.
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