1. WR Mike Evans
The Giants have been searching for a true WR1 for years, but have not found the right fit since Odell Beckham Jr. left the team in 2018. The Giants have tried to bring in players with a similar impact, including Kenny Golladay and Golden Tate, and are now trying with Wan'Dale Robinson, Darius Slayton, and Jalin Hyatt. The G-Men have come up short of finding a consistent wideout that will have a similar impact on their offense that Odell had for five seasons, but one name that has been rumored to the team for a while now who may be the answer is Mike Evans.
The Giants were rumored to trade for the 30-year-old wideout a couple of seasons back, and it still seems like a chance they could sign for the five-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl Champion. If the Giants want to address several positional needs like linebacker, running back, and the offensive line, Evans may not make sense because he would be significantly putting the G-Men over the salary cap. I wouldn't be surprised if the Giants offer the Buccaneers No.1 wide receiver; the question is, will they be aggressive in signing him?
The problem isn't whether or not Evans is the right fit for the Giants because he would significantly improve any wide receiver room he steps into on Week 1 of 2024; the problem is, will the Giants be able to sign him? If the answer to that question is yes and Schoen can sign Evans, then the free-agent wideout fixes many issues on offense, but he makes sense for the Giants and any other team in the NFL looking for a receiver.
The veteran receiver is coming off an impressive 10th season in the league, where he posted 79 receptions, 1,255 yards, and 13 touchdowns. He also played an essential role in leading the Buccaneers to a 9-8 record atop the NFC South and eventually advancing to the Divisional Round of the playoffs against the Detroit Lions. Evans' dominant performance and chemistry with Baker Mayfield did not go unnoticed, making him an attractive free agent who will earn a well-deserving contract from whichever team he chooses. If the Giants cannot sign Evans, I wouldn't be surprised if they look into Tee Higgins or Michael Pittman Jr. as viable options.