The LA Chargers made yet another addition on Sunday as the team agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract with tight end Gerald Everett. The deal is worth up to $13.5 million (likely via incentives) and there is $8 million fully guaranteed on the contract.
This addresses a need for the Chargers in the tight end room and while it seems like a relatively small move compared to the other big moves the team has made this offseason, there is a lot to take away from the Bolts signing Everett.
Everett impacts things from the 2022 NFL Draft plans, to who might be returning to the Chargers. There is a lot to digest with this signing despite it being a "smaller" move than the other moves made this offseason.
Four big takeaways from the LA Chargers signing Gerald Everett:
1. Stephen Anderson is likely gone
Stephen Anderson is a free agent this offseason and has played well for the Chargers, stepping up when the team needed him to while playing some fullback and even providing quality play on special teams.
With this signing, it seems more than likely that Anderson is going to find a new home in 2022 and it should be a good opportunity. Anderson, while thriving in his chances, has not gotten a big role in LA and if he can get that bigger role elsewhere than he should pursue it.
The only way that Anderson makes sense for the Chargers is if there is no market at all for him and the Bolts can bring him back on the league minimum. With limited cap space after spending on Everett, and other moves to be made, signing Anderson does not make the most sense for LA.