Giants Rumors: NY mentioned as possible 'landing spot' for Mike Evans

Could the G-Men trade for the star WR this fall?

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With a deadline set by Mike Evans for this week to get an extension done with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, could we see a trade come this fall instead of him signing a new deal? That's the buzz around the NFL world these days.

From the moment trade speculation for Evans arrived, the NY Giants have been mentioned as a team to watch. This makes sense, as Joe Schoen and Co. are still in need of a WR1 for star quarterback Daniel Jones. In a new piece from Bleacher Report, the Giants are listed as a possible spot for Evans, along with the Patriots. You don't say...

Could the NY Giants pull off a trade for star receiver Mike Evans?

"Just about any receiver-needy team should be interested in adding Evans, who has topped 1,000 yards in all nine of his campaigns. Given the fact that he'll turn 31 next summer, though, those looking to push for a playoff spot this season should be far more interested than rebuilding franchises. The Patriots and New York Giants are two teams looking to contend this season that could desperately use a true No. 1 target like Evans."

Kristopher Knox

The Giants did a great job in improving the aerial attack this offseason, highlighted by trading for Darren Waller, signing Parris Campbell and drafting Jalin Hyatt in the third round. However, Evans is an elite wideout who could really be a difference-maker for Mike Kafka.

Evans has been with the Buccaneers since 2014, topping 1,000 yards in every single campaign since making his way to Tampa Bay. Last season for the NFC South side, the big-bodied receiver hauled in 77 balls for 1,124 yards and six touchdowns.

With Tom Brady announcing his retirement not long after the loss to the Cowboys in the Wild Card Round, the Bucs have now turned to Baker Mayfield as the team's starter. Rebuilding days are ahead for the Bucs and Evans may not fit into those plans.

This could open the door for an organization to put an offer on the table for the Tampa Bay front office to think about. Schoen would be wise to get on the horn sooner than later to see what it would take to land Evans. He'd be a stud for Big Blue if he ever made his way to East Rutherford.

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