Since the currently signed receivers in New England are yet to bring much excitement, signing an accomplished veteran like Mike Evans could solve a lot of issues offensively.
After failing to sign DeAndre Hopkins last month, it's clear Belichick was looking for the ultimate game-changing pass catcher to add the much-needed boost to the team. Evans can be exactly that and more, especially since his performance has broken records among wide receivers in league history.
Since signing with the Bucs in 2014, he has recorded 1,000 receiving yards every season. It's impressive enough as it is, but considering the number of quarterbacks Tampa has gone through over the years, it's more proof of how truly talented Evans is to be able to perform consistently, no matter the circumstances.
He spent the last three seasons as Tom Brady's go-to on the field, winning a Super Bowl in the first season the Bucs made the playoffs since he was drafted. And he was reliably productive in the postseason, despite the lack of experience in important games.
Because Evans' contract has three void years, allowing him to become a free agent next season, the Patriots need to prioritize speaking with him in hopes of signing him. He would quickly become the receiver the offense has needed over the last few years, especially for Mac Jones, who hasn't had the luxury of a true WR1 since joining the team in 2021.
Of course, we don't know how this upcoming year will go, as JuJu Smith-Schuster or another receiver on the team could break out and become the type of player Belichick has been looking for. But with Evans, he would be a tried and true offensive weapon that you know with certainty will live up to the hype, no questions asked.
Of the fellow free agent receivers set for 2024, Evans feels like the best receiver option for the Patriots to go after, even if he will be spendy .