New York Jets
The production that New York got from its tight end group in 2021 was atrocious. Ryan Griffin and Tyler Kroft were New York’s top two targets at tight end (Kroft played in just 9 games, though) and combined – 43 catches, 434 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns – was less than what Everett did on his own. New York drafted quarterback Zach Wilson in 2021 and gave him no weapons to work with. Everett would be a weapon with the Jets.
Overall the Jets tight ends were targeted the fewest times of any team in the NFL in 2021 (77). Everett would be the clear number one TE in New York and might be the best receiver on the Jets roster. If he were to sign a one-year deal and has the season he is capable of in New York in 2022, his 2023 contract could be massive.
Plus, signing Everett would be a win for New York too. Having a young quarterback who has a big arm and is likely accurate (if he had people to throw the ball to) is great but if a team doesn’t give him anything to work with you have not only hurt that quarterback’s progression for a few years you have set the franchise back for likely longer.
If I were Everett, maybe I don’t want to go to New York because going there likely means not winning much. But with a short-term deal, Everett might increase his value as he has the athletic ability to get 70 catches and nearly 1,000 yards receiving in a system where he is the focus of the passing game.