2. Signing Mike Evans
Earlier in the 2023 season, we floated the idea of trading for Mike Evans, as he was entering the final year of his contract with the Buccaneers. Before Week 1, Evans going to the Giants was a massive topic of discussion.
Evans ended up staying put in Tampa and put together another 1,000-plus yard season. That will certainly bode well for Evans’ free agency case. It also doesn’t help the Giants if they were ever looking at Evans on the inexpensive side, because he’s likely not going to come cheap given his Hall of Fame production.
Could the Giants use a possible wide receiver in free agency? Sure. A player like Tee Higgins or Michael Pittman Jr. would be more ideal, especially since they are younger and are entering the primes of their careers. For someone like Evans, he fits a team like the Chiefs or the Lions - teams who are ready to contend now and can afford another big-named receiver for the salary he will want.