Lions urged to pursue $82 million wide receiver trade

The Detroit Lions boasted a top passing attack last season, but second-year receiver Jameson Williams will be suspended for 2023.

A stick scenario in the NFC South could provide the Lions another alternative. 

Dallas Robinson of Pro Football Network suggested the Lions as a preferred destination for Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans, who wants a new contract but has a deadline.

If the two sides can't reach a deal before the season, Evans will play out his contract and might be traded by the Buccaneers. 

Robinson stated that the Lions might be a top trade partner for the four-time Pro Bowler.

Robinson noted that Evans may be a good backup to Amon-Ra St. Brown for the Lions.

“Amon-Ra St. Brown remains Detroit’s WR1, but rookies Jahmyr Gibbs and Sam LaPorta may be the club’s next-best passing options,” Robinson wrote. 

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

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