4 teams that should trade for Bucs WR Mike Evans right now

Mike Evans gave the Bucs a deadline for a new deal, so could he be on his way out?

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2. Kansas City Chiefs

God forbid the Kansas City Chiefs give Patrick Mahomes another weapon to work with. If the Chiefs made a move for Evans, that would all but guarantee the team is out on any big Chris Jones contract and would wind up trading him in the end, too. Hey, maybe an Evans-for-Jones type of deal with draft picks could work.

Patrick Mahomes already proved he can be an elite quarterback without an elite wide receiver after the team dealt Tyreek Hill. But, maybe they decide that Evans is a fit for this offense, especially if Travis Kelce's injury either lingers or is re-aggravated at some point during the season.

What makes Evans a fun, hypothetical teammate of Mahomes is the fact that Mahomes loves to ad-lib so often. Evans is one of the bigger, taller, elite receivers in the game today and possesses an enormous catch radius even after nearly a decade in the league. With Mahomes scrambling and creating something out of nothing on a regular basis, it would be fun for him to have such a huge target to throw it up to.

Without Hill last year, the Chiefs' leading receiver was Kelce with over 1,300 receiving yards. Otherwise, the Chiefs did not have a single receiver break the 1,000-yard mark. If Evans came to Kansas City, that would change drastically.