4 potential replacements for Mike Evans if he leaves Buccaneers in free agency

If the future Hall of Fame wide receiver leaves, where does Tampa turn?

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3. Michael Pittman Jr., Free Agency

Michael Pittman Jr. is a much different wide receiver than Evans, but his size is certainly similar. Pittman is more of the possession, chain-moving type of receiver rather than being the big play type like Evans has been for years.

In a way, Pittman is like a bigger version of Chris Godwin. He's a 6-foot-4, 225-pound beast of a receiver but is more of a threat in the slot. So, does he make a lot of sense for the Bucs? It depends on whether or not the Bucs can see Pittman being as much of a threat on the outside as Evans is.

Pittman has absorbed nearly 500 targets over his four years in the league, so he's used to being a focal point in an offense. He hasn't always been a big touchdown-scorer, though, which is somewhat alarming. It might also be due to the lack of consistency under center in Indianapolis. Pittman has caught 15 touchdowns in four years. Yet, he does have a pair of 1,000-yard seasons under his belt.

His production is also going to get him over $20 million annually, so would the Bucs really be in on him? Who knows. He's certainly one of the best free agent options available, though, so we've got to talk about him.