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Seattle Seahawks sign Gerald Everett: Fantasy football fallout for 2021

After going overlooked and underutilized with the Rams, Gerald Everett has the chance to carve out a significant role with the Seahawks in 2021.

Gerald Everett #81 of the Los Angeles Rams runs with the ball after making a catch in the first quarter against the Washington Football Team at FedExField on October 11, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images

Though the Seattle Seahawks have not traded Russell Wilson, they have undergone a makeover on offense. The team booted offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and made some alterations along the offensive line in hopes of rejuvenating the unit and appeasing Wilson. The Seahawks also addressed tight end with the signing of Gerald Everett. The tight position group has lacked a long-term answer since Jimmy Graham.

Gerald Everett signing: Fantasy football impact

Overlooked and underutilized with the Los Angeles Rams, Everett gets the chance for a more-featured role in Seattle. Everett is reunited with Shane Waldron, a longtime offensive assistant with the Rams hired by the Seahawks earlier this offseason to run the offense. While the scheme will vary in some ways from the one run by the Rams, the foundational concepts will remain the same, helping Everett’s transition.

Everett’s lack of competition also opens the door to a sizable role early in his tenure. Jacob Hollister and Greg Olsen, the Seahawks’ top tight ends a season ago, departed for Buffalo Bills and retirement, respectively. Will Dissly returns to offer some competition, but Everett has a strong of chance of earning the starting job. That might not make him an every-week starter in fantasy, but it could put him squarely in streaming territory.