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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4. Tee Higgins, 2024 Free Agent

Maybe the most sought-after free agent wide receiver next year is going to be the Cincinnati Bengals' Tee Higgins. This season has been a tough one for Higgins, as he's gone through an injury and is now playing without starting quarterback Joe Burrow.

Although, this recent performance against the Vikings saw him bring in maybe his most impressive touchdown reception, yet.

On many other teams, Higgins would be the clear-cut WR1. But, it's tough to be that when you're playing alongside Ja'Marr Chase, one of the top-3 receivers in the game today. Chase is going to get paid soon enough, and the Bengals have to make a decision on whether they'll try and pay both of them.

Odds are, the Bengals won't be able to pay both Higgins and Chase, thus going with the better player and allowing Higgins to find a new team.

Higgins is every big of what you want in a true no. 1 receiver. Like Evans, he's great at making those big play type catches, as you can see above. Higgins has had two-straight 1,000-yard seasons and will come up short this year for various reasons. But, he's going to be the best free agent wide receiver next spring, hands down.