Pete Carroll: Fans should be really excited to see Gerald Everett

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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll joined 710 ESPN Seattle fresh off the team’s mandatory minicamp to gush about tight end Gerald Everett.

When asked who will be a breakout player for the Seahawks in 2021, Carroll singled out Everett, praising his abilities and saying that people should be excited to see him play.

“Oh, I think you’re going to be really excited to see Gerald Everett,” Carroll said. “This is I think the fanciest, sweetest-looking receiver/tight end mix that we’ve had. He’s like a wide receiver, he’s got terrific after-the-catch run ability, really aggressive and he’s a good blocker, too.”

Carroll emphasized that Everett will be a key target for Russell Wilson alongside Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf this coming season.

“What Gerald brings us is a real threat in the throwing game. Should be a big factor on third down,” Carroll said. “Our tight end spot is a good position already with Will (Dissly) and you’re going to see Colby Parkinson coming up – he’s been really impressive. But Gerald is a really unique player and he should catch a lot of balls and be right in the middle of the action this year.”

Everett spent the past four years with the division rival Los Angeles Rams and signed a one-year contract with the Seahawks in free agency earlier this offseason. He finished last season with career highs in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns.

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