We're going to guess you've had this on your mind already, but goodness, the NY Giants and general manager Joe Schoen need to bring in a star wide receiver for Daniel Jones this offseason. That was the hope last offseason, but no splash move was made in free agency or the NFL Draft.
Jalin Hyatt was taken in the third round, but he wasn't used enough this past season for some odd reason. In the coming months, however, it feels like a lock that a WR1 playmaker will be on his way to East Rutherford. In a new piece from Bleacher Report, NY is listed among the best landing spots for Bucs legend Mike Evans. Will Schoen break the bank to bring him to town?
Mike Evans figures to be a Giants target during free agency
"Evans' presence would immediately elevate the G-Men's offense to a much more respectable and well-rounded one, a much-needed change after the squad ranked an abysmal No. 31 in passing yardage this season. The team has been able to move the ball on the ground during the Daboll era—New York has put up nearly 130 rushing yards per game over the past two years—and needs a receiver of Evans' caliber to take this unit to the next level."- Bleacher Report's Alex Kay
In addition to the Giants, Alex Kay also mentioned the Bills, Colts and Chiefs as new teams who could go after Evans, while he also said a return to Tampa Bay would make a ton of sense as well. Evans joined the Bucs back in 2014 and he's posted a 1,000-yard season every single year.
He's a local giant and people all over Florida love him. This past season catching balls from Baker Mayfield, Evans posted 79 receptions for 1,255 yards and a head-turning 13 touchdowns. He may be climbing in age - Evans turns 31 this summer - but he is showing no signs of slowing down.
The veteran WR very well could end up being someone the Giants will have interest in, but Schoen could also look for younger wideouts too. Both Malik Nabers and Rome Odunze have been mocked to the Giants with the No. 6 overall pick quite a bit already.
Evans won't come cheap - bringing in a rookie standout like either Odunze or Nabers could be the smarter move from Schoen. You never know what might happen, but adding a star WR is a top priority for this offense regardless of who starts Week 1 at QB.