The Denver Broncos should make a huge move at wide receiver this year, and Mike Evans could be someone on the move that the team should target. Mike Evans is one of the most underrated players in today’s NFL, and the Buccaneers, who are projected to be over $50 million over the 2023 cap number, may have to trade away some players to get under the cap space.
The Broncos’ current wide receiver stable is very talented, but for varying reasons, they have not been able to consistently stay on the field, which has hurt their potential on the field obviously. I do think Denver needs to add a quality, veteran body into this unit for 2023, and besides Brandin Cooks and DeAndre Hopkins, who I’ve written about before, another candidate to hold this role would be Mike Evans.
Evans was drafted in 2014 and has at least 1,000 receiving yards in every year of his career. 2023 will be his tenth year and he’s played in at least 13 games in every season. He’s got 10,425 career receiving yards and 81 touchdowns.
He’s already built himself a Hall of Fame career and will be just 30 years old this year. Evans may have strong loyalty to the Buccaneers and might not want to be dealt, but the team is truly in cap hell, so he could be an obvious choice.
I also think the Broncos could offer a strong package. Courtland Sutton is a cheaper and younger version of Mike Evans. While Sutton might not be close to Evans in terms of skill, they’re both big-bodied targets who have big play ability.
Sutton could slide into their current wide receiver room with Chris Godwin and still form a nice duo.
The Denver Broncos need to upgrade the QB position behind Russell Wilson. What about some high-upside, reclamation projects for Sean Payton?
This would be a forward-thinking move by the Bucs and would be a “win-now” move by the Denver Broncos, who have traded a ton of draft capital for Russell Wilson and Sean Payton.