September 25, 1986 |
Former Purdue quarterback Jim Everett has agreed to terms with the Rams and will sign a four-year contract today. A noon press conference has been scheduled to announce the signing. The Rams obtained the rights to Everett, the third pick in this year's National Football League draft, in a trade last week with the Houston Oilers. In exchange for Everett's rights, the Rams traded five-time All-Pro guard Kent Hill, defensive end William Fuller, the team's No.
December 7, 1986 |
There was nothing more exciting to do, one quiet night at a Midwestern university, than to speak to a certain comely co-ed. So football player Jim Everett stealthily made his way to the roof of her sorority house, then convinced her to come to the window. Suddenly, he fell. Everett slid from the roof, reached to save himself and latched onto the rain gutter. He cut his fingers, damaging nerve endings. There was no way he could hold a football adequately after that.
September 7, 1990 |
Ram quarterback Jim Everett is 27 years old. He's rich, famous and talented. He has everything, really, except the one thing he most desires's Super Bowl ring. No one has thrown more touchdown passes the last two seasons than Everett and the Rams, who gear up for another chase of the four-time Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers. With Montana out of the picture, Everett's life might be perfect. Or would it?
September 26, 1986 |
The scene was a familiar one, Ram owner Georgia Frontiere smiling brightly and introducing the very latest quarterback of the future. "This," she said, referring to Jim Everett, "is something for you (the fans), something for the coach and something for the team." The Rams, of course, had been through all "this" before. In 1982, it was Georgia mugging with Bert Jones, the former star with the Baltimore Colts.
November 21, 1993 |
It is a foregone conclusion at Rams Park. Assistant coaches, front-office personnel, teammates--many say quarterback Jim Everett cannot return next season as the Rams' starting quarterback. Everett's critical remarks about the team's offensive brain trust last week prompted one coach to say: "I don't care if we win out the rest of the way, old Blue Eyes (Coach Chuck Knox) won't forget. The guy's gone." The front office already has begun to discuss the future without mentioning Everett.
November 7, 1986 |
NEW ORLEANS--There's a kid who has been following Ram Coach John Robinson around for weeks now, tugging at the tail of every shirt Robinson puts on. Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New Orleans. The coach can't turn around without tripping over the kid. "When?" the kid keeps asking. "Soon," the coach keeps saying. "When's soon?" the kid says. "When I say it's soon," the coach answers. The kid is Jim Everett, and he has been the Ram quarterback of the future for only six weeks now.