1. Trade Gerald Everett for a fourth-round pick
The idea of trading Gerald Everett for a fourth-round pick after selecting him in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft just three years earlier. However, it has become quite clear that Everett is not the tight end plan for the future as Tyler Higbee has been inked to a multi-year contract.
Everett is still a valuable asset to the team as a backup tight end but it is worth noting that he is entering the last year of his contract. This is important not only because Everett would not cost the team much dead cap space, but because his tenure very well could end with the team after 2020, anyway.
Pass-catching tight ends are a hot commodity in the NFL and while Everett has not had much of a chance to showcase his skills he has still been good while on the field and there will be some team that is willing to pay Everett more than the Rams would be.
Thus, the Rams can shop Everett and trade him for a pic, hopefully in the fourth round. That might seem like a lot for a backup tight end but his value as a weapon in the passing offense as well as his cheap contract could be compelling to a team that needs a tight end.
Plus, whatever team traded for him would be able to jump the line on an extension, and if Everett takes the steps that he is capable of, that team would end up getting a bargain on his contract.
The team would need to fill the hole that Everett left behind but could easily do that with a cheap veteran option or an even later pick in the draft, using that fourth-round pick for more pressing needs.