2024 free agency is still over a month away for the NFL; the two teams that are playing in the Super Bowl haven’t even been decided. But, with 28 teams already in offseason mode, it’s easy to look ahead and start predicting the dominos that will fall this offseason. For a team like the Indianapolis Colts, there are a lot of different dominos that can fall in a ton of different directions.
The Colts have several key free agents that they will need to re-sign, but they also have the privilege of having a starting quarterback who’s on his first contract. That means cap flexibility to possibly make a big move or two. So what’s a move that Indianapolis could make this offseason?
Different analysts seem to be leaning in the same direction. As free agency nears, there’s a growing belief that the Indianapolis Colts could be an ideal destination for veteran receiver Mike Evans.
Colts named possible landing spot for Mike Evans
Cody Benjamin, in a recent piece for CBS Sports, named Indianapolis one of five logical suitors for Evans. Benjamin made the case that Indy’s head coach Shane Steichen knows from his time with the Philadelphia Eagles the difference that adding another elite receiver could make. Evans and Michael Pittman Jr. could do for the Colts what AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith did for Philly.
Alex Kay, in a piece for Bleacher Report, listed the five best landing spots for Evans and once again, Indy was one of the teams. Kay argues that the Colts need to support quarterback Anthony Richardson with a great group of receivers. Adding Evans would give Indy two top wideouts, while also still having guys like Josh Downs and Alec Pierce.
Mike Evans just finished up his 10th year in the league, and while he will be 31 at the start of next season, he is coming off one of the best seasons of his career. He caught 79 passes for 1,255 yards with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and a league-leading 13 touchdowns. He can certainly help a team like the Indianapolis Colts go to the next level.