The Detroit Lions had one of the strongest passing assaults in the league in 2022, but they will start the 2023 season without second-year receiver Jameson Williams, who was suspended for the opening game.
However, because the NFC South is now deadlocked, the Lions may have one more option available to them
According to Dallas Robinson of the Pro Football Network, the Detroit Lions are a top potential landing spot for Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans.
Evans has expressed interest in a new contract, but he has set a deadline for signing one that is swiftly approaching. If the two sides cannot reach an agreement before the start of the next season,
Evans will be forced to play out the final year of his current deal, and the Buccaneers may attempt to acquire other players in exchange for him.
Robinson speculated in his essay that if the four-time Pro Bowler became available for trade, the Lions would be among the most interested teams.
According to Robinson, the Lions would benefit from having a proven second option to complement their top receiver Amon-Ra St.
Brown, and they may be able to find such a player in Evans. "Amon-Ra St. Brown is still Detroit's WR1,
but rookies Jahmyr Gibbs and Sam LaPorta might profile as the club's next-best options in the passing attack," he stated.
"Amon-Ra St. Brown remains the team's leading receiver." The Lions' other pass catchers include Josh Reynolds, Marvin Jones Jr., and Kalif Raymond.