A blockbuster trade proposal has the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sending star wideout Mike Evans to an AFC powerhouse.
The Buccaneers appear to be in retooling mode after losing legendary quarterback Tom Brady to retirement. Evans, a four-time Pro Bowler, is entering the final season of his contract. And considering he’ll be 31 years of age next year, it makes sense for the Bucs to consider shopping their star player.
At NFL Analysis Network, Kenneth Teape proposed a massive trade idea which sees the Buccaneers dealing Evans to the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs:
“The Chiefs have 10 picks in this year’s draft and given how good the team is, it is very unlikely they use all of them. Packing some of them to acquire Evans would make a lot of sense. What could a trade between the Chiefs and Buccaneers centered around Evans look like?
Kansas City can offer their first-round pick (No. 31) and fourth-round pick via the Miami Dolphins (No. 122) in exchange for the four-time Pro Bowler. For the Buccaneers, this will help them jump-start their rebuild.
They would have two first-round picks, which would be enough to try and move up should one of the top quarterback prospects slide. At the very least, they can add two premium talents to the roster to improve their future outlook and pick up more middle-round picks to fill out the roster with.”
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The Chiefs lost veteran slot receiver JuJu Smith Schuster (signed with the New England Patriots) and speedster Mecole Hardman (signed with the New York Jets) in free agency. Aside from the addition of ex-Jacksonville Jaguars’ offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor (four years, $80 million), GM Brett Veach has been mostly quiet in free agency.
Star tight end Travis Kelce was Kansas City’s leading receiver last season with 1,338 yards. Smith-Schuster was second with 933, followed by veteran Marquez Valdes-Scantling with 687. The latter and 2022 second-round pick Skyy Moore (just 250 receiving yards) should both enjoy bigger roles on the offense with Smith-Schuster and Hardman both gone.
But adding a player like Evans would certainly help take Kansas City’s offense to another level. The 6-foot-5 Evans has recorded nine straight 1,000-yard seasons to begin his career, and he’s racked up 81 receiving touchdowns in 137 games.
There’s no indicator that the Bucs are shopping Evans. But if he ends up on the trade block, the Chiefs should definitely consider the idea of trading for him.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.