Lions Could Trade Wide Receiver for $82 Million

The Detroit Lions boasted one of the league's best passing attacks in 2022, but they will be short-handed to begin the 2023 season owing to the suspension of second-year receiver Jameson Williams.

However, due to a difficult scenario in the NFC South, the Lions may have another choice.

The Lions were named as a top prospective landing site for Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans, who stated a desire for a new contract but set a deadline to sign one.

If the two parties cannot reach a deal before the start of the season, Evans will be forced to play out the final year of his contract and may be traded by the Buccaneers.

The Lions might be one of the top bidders if the four-time Pro Bowler is traded, according to Robinson.

According to Robinson, the Lions could need a proven second option to complement top receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown and may be able to locate one in Evans.

"Amon-Ra St. Brown remains Detroit's WR1, but rookies Jahmyr Gibbs and Sam LaPorta might profile as the club's next-best options in the passing attack," Robinson wrote. 

"With Jameson Williams suspended for the first six games of the season, the Lions' other pass catchers are Josh Reynolds, Marvin Jones, Jr., and Kalif Raymond.

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