The Seattle Seahawks moved to replace the retired Greg Olsen at tight end by signing Gerald Everett to a one-year, $6 million contract. On a new team, with a more efficient quarterback, could this move finally unlock Everett as a fantasy force?
A viable receiving option at the TE spot is something that eluded the Seahawks in 2020. Even when Russell Wilson was “cooking,” the main beneficiaries were the wide receiver duo of D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Seattle TEs combined to post 75 receptions for 715 yards and six touchdowns a year ago. Twenty-two teams got more yards from the position, while 19 had more TDs.
The Seahawks would happily run the ball on every down, much to the annoyance of most sane people, including Wilson. But they have realized that they need something more from the TE spot. That’s why they’ve signed Everett from their division rivals. Can he provide the spark Seattle needs and propel himself into fantasy relevance in doing so?