Justin Herbert has a new toy to play with.
The Los Angeles Chargers are signing veteran tight end Gerald Everett to a two-year, $12 million deal, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday. The pact includes $8 million fully guaranteed and a max value of $13.5 million, Rapoport added.
Everett joins a formidable receiving corps fronted by Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, with major contributions from running back Austin Ekeler. Last year, 34-year-old TE Jared Cook caught 48 passes in this pass-happy offense. The 27-year-old Everett produced the same total in his first season with the balanced Seahawks.
The former Rams reserve has seen his involvement increase in each of his five NFL seasons. Everett figures to get even more opportunities in 2022 with the Chargers, who often employ two-tight end sets and air it out behind one of the better arms in football.
With Cook walking in free agency and Donald Parham still finding his way heading into his third year, Everett could be poised for a breakout season.