Chicago Bears: Ranking realistic wide receiver trade targets

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Chicago Bears, Mike Evans
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3. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Two of the top-five contracts in Tampa Bay are owned by wide receivers, with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin being locked down through 2024 and 2025, respectively. The Buccaneers have quite an offseason ahead of them, with a ton of key free agents they need to decide on, including Tom Brady.

In order to create some room to sign many of their important free agents, the Bucs very well could end up trying to trade Evans, who is three years older than Godwin and will turn 30 in August.

Despite his age, Evans has been a true model of consistency since entering the league. He’s never finished a season with less than 1,000 receiving yards. He’s also finished with double-digit touchdowns in four of his nine seasons. It’s beyond impressive, really.

Tampa Bay could look much different next year, and Evans’ ability to continue playing at a high level should make him an attractive trade target, especially for a team like the Bears.

Fields loves throwing it deep, and Evans is still one of the best outside receivers there is in the game today. His 6-foot-5 frame is a dream for most quarterbacks to be able to throw to. Evans changes things in Chicago from Day 1, that’s for sure.