Recent Chicago Bears' free agent signing could add sneaky value to offense

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The Chicago Bears have made some splash moves this offseason, with moves such as Kennan Allen, Rome Odunze, and, most notably, Caleb Williams. They also added some players who may not be big flashy signings but could make an immediate impact on the team.

One of those players who could make an immediate impact on the team is Gerald Everett. Everett may not get the media attention that other Bears players have gotten this offseason but he is someone to pay attention to and it seems that he may just be starting to get that recognition.

Everett is mentioned in an article by Athlon Sports that lists player signings flying under the radar. Being grouped with names like Calvin Ridley, Baker Mayfield, and Mike Evans emphasizes Everett's value within the Bears organization.

The Bears valued Everett to the point of signing him to a two-year deal with a base value of $12 million and a max value of $14 million, according to ESPN. Of that 14 million, 6.1 million is fully guaranteed. As stated before this deal didn't get the media attention that other Bears deals got but it is clear Everett will play a vital role this year for the Bears.

The most significant aspect of this move is Everett's connection with Bear's new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron. Having this familiarity with the offense the Bears aim to implement will be a crucial first step in Everett's success.

One of the main reasons the Everett signing is valuable is that he will be joining a system that favors using 12 personnel sets, so both Everett and Cole Kmet are expected to spend a good amount of time on the field this year.

Overall, Gerald Everett is an upgrade the tight end room for the Chicago Bears needed. Adding him should help this offense stay consistent all year long. If that can happen, he will not be flying under the radar much longer.