The New England Patriots made some changes to the receiving unit and it seems like head coach Bill Belichick could do some more. CBS Sports reported that the Patriots can soon trade for Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans. He makes a perfect sense for the Patriots.
“Another layup given Bill Belichick’s history of adding proven veterans to the Patriots’ roster. It doesn’t hurt that Evans is the prototypical Belichick player: hard working, consistent, productive, team-oriented and a former Super Bowl champion to boot. Evans would be a welcomed addition to a good but not great New England receiving corps.”
Patriots have a few reasons to trade for Evans
Evans has skills and experience. He was able to eclipse the 1,000-mark each and every season and yes, his health is great. It is interesting to note that the star WR has only missed nine games so far.
There are no signs for a potential trade and Evans is actually hoping for a new deal with the Buccaneers. Evans could easily join forces with a strong quarterback.
Dan Graziano from ESPN discussed the Buccaneers receiving unit and all the players who can actually leave the team to go somewhere else. Chris Godwin may follow the same pattern and leave the Buccaneers.
“Moving Evans or Godwin to a contender (assuming, as we are, that the Bucs aren’t one) at the deadline would help with that project. Evans is the more movable one, because he’s making just $13 million in salary this year and is a free agent at year’s end, while Godwin has a (non-guaranteed) $20 million due in 2024. But you’ll hear these names kicked around in October for sure.”
New England could use a strong receiver at this point. Who will be the next player to join the team? Jakobi Meyers and Nelson Agholor are no longer part of the team. They did het JuJu Schuster-Smith, Kayshoon Boutte, and Demario Douglas. The Patriots were close to adding DeAndre Hopkins, but he went somewhere else. Yes, Belichick could soon add a star WR to his unit.