Over the past few days, rumors have surfaced that the Bills might be interested in trading WR Lee Evans. Not sure how much stock I’m putting into the talk yet – while I’m sure the Bills would listen to any offers, I’m not buying that the Bills are actively shopping Evans. (Officially, the Bills aren’t really commenting.)
But what do you think? Should the Bills try to trade Evans? Here’s the pros and cons as far as I can see:
- Evans is wildly overpaid based on his production in recent seasons (578 yards and four touchdowns in 2010).
- You could argue he’s not even the Bills #1 receiver anymore, as Stevie Johnson has taken over that role.
- The Bills are loaded at wide receiver and if they could swing him for help at offensive tackle or linebacker that’d be an upgrade.
- He’s still among the Bills’ better players and is certainly the team’s best deep threat.
- His contract and not-outstanding production is going to make it tough to move him for high draft picks or good, established players.
In my mind, I’d hold on to him unless there’s a knock-your-socks-off offer sitting out there. No need to swing him for a fifth-round pick or something.
But let’s hear from you: should the Bills look to trade Lee Evans? Feel free to explain yourself further in the comments section.