Chris Hogan has been a reliable player for the New England Patriots over the last few seasons, filling in for suspended and injured receivers such as Julian Edleman and Josh Gordon. While his stats will no blow anyone away, only topping out at 680 yards in three seasons, Hogan remains a reliable safety net for quarterbacks in every location he has played.
Throughout his seven year career, Hogan has tallied nearly 200 catches for over 2,600 yards and 18 touchdowns for both the Patriots and the Buffalo Bills. He has started only 34 games in his career, and given the opportunities provided, his numbers display great production.
If he were to come to Tampa, he would know his role would be behind Evans and Godwin, a similar role to the one that he played in New England. Hogan could also fill the void in the slot left by Humphries if the Bucs are unable to land another guy to take over that role on a full-time basis.
The Bucs could use Hogan in the locker room as he has won multiple championships and could help become a leader for a locker room hoping to detox all of the dysfunction from the 2018 season. Given the Bucs’ current cap situation, a guy like Hogan could make sense for Jason Licht to reach out to.