4 wide receivers Bucs should target to replace Mike Evans in 2024

Who could take over Mike Evans' WR1 role next year?

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2. Michael Pittman Jr., 2024 Free Agent

Now, let's transition to a free agent option in Colts' wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr.

Pittman is a bigger body like Evans, but his skill set is actually more so along the lines of Chris Godwin. Would it make sense to have two similar wideouts on the roster? It could, especially if the Bucs have a new, young quarterback next year.

Pittman excels as a possession receiver and gives his quarterbacks a big, reliable target that can line up in the slot and terrorize linebackers and nickel corners who try and match up with him. He has succeeded in being a high-volume target, like Godwin, and the Bucs would then have two upper echelon types they could force feed week-in and week-out.

The Colts very well could let Pittman go, too, as they've got young guys like Alec Pierce and Josh Downs coming up. He's by far their best receiver, though, so we'll see what they decide to do come the offseason.