3 Former Chargers Who Will Fail Miserably With Their New Teams After Free Agency

The Los Angeles Chargers had several key contributors leave in free agency. Some of them might fare worse than others on their new teams.
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Gerald Everett, Chicago Bears

Another veteran who has been a solid contributor to the Chargers and decided to reunite with a former coach is tight end Gerald Everett. Signing a two-year, $12 million deal with the Chicago Bears, the 29-year-old will be joining forces with new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron, with whom he played under with the Rams and the Seahawks.

This could certainly serve as a boost to Everett's production but whether he was what the Bears needed is open for debate.

The Bears already have one of the best young tight ends in the league in Cole Kmet. Everett is a fine option, finishing his Chargers career with 966 yards and seven touchdowns in 31 games, and grading as the 26th-best TE in the NFL last season. He will likely be a complement to Kmet in the rotation and play a part in two and three tight-end sets.

That kind of role, however, is probably not worth the amount of money Everett received in his new contract. Paired up with a rookie quarterback in Caleb Williams, Everett might struggle to replicate his effectiveness as a pass-catcher next season.

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