The Buffalo Bills had hoped that Gabe Davis would step in as a capable WR2 and complement to Stefon Diggs last season, but things didn’t quite go as hoped.
Davis recorded 48 receptions for 836 yards for seven touchdowns last season. But 171 of those yards came in a Week 5 blowout win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was the only 100-yard game for Davis in 2022.
Heading into this offseason, many expected general manager Brandon Beane to find another receiver to help Diggs and quarterback Josh Allen. Beane hasn’t made a move yet, but he can always go the trade route or wait until the draft.
At FanSided’s BuffaLowDown site, Ryan Heckman recently proposed an interesting trade that would see the club land four-time Pro Bowler Mike Evans and a 2023 sixth-round pick in exchange for Davis and a 2023 fifth-rounder:
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“Davis is still just 24 years old, giving him a ton of time to develop into the budding star Bills fans once thought they saw. But, waiting around for that development shouldn’t be in the cards for the Bills. They need someone to come in right away and be able to take pressure off of Diggs, giving Josh Allen another concrete option on the outside.
What Evans has done in nine seasons should not be overlooked. He’s been such a quiet, consistent player, putting up over 1,000 receiving yards in every single season as a pro. Adding him to this team could be the difference between an early playoff exit and a Super Bowl, so Beane should go get it done.”
Evans is entering the final year of his contract, and he’ll be 31 years of age come 2024. So if the Bucs decide to retool or rebuild, it certainly makes sense to shop Evans rather than risk losing him for nothing in 2024 free agency.
As Heckman noted, Evans has put up nine straight 1,000-yard seasons since his rookie year. Without a doubt, an elite quarterback like Allen would help maximize Evans’ production.
There aren’t any indications that the Buccaneers are actively shopping Evans. But if GM Jason Licht decides to take offers, the Bills absolutely should be among the first teams to inquire for his services.
Evans, a Super Bowl 55 champion, could very well be the final piece needed to help Buffalo get over the playoff hump.
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