3 reasons the Chicago Bears should sign Mike Evans in free agency

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2. Mike Evans' resume speaks for itself

Mike Evans has shown remarkable consistency throughout his career. He is the only receiver in NFL history to reach the 1000-yard mark in each of his first eight years in the league.. and he has now reached the mark in ten consecutive seasons. The only other player to reach that milestone is Jerry Rice, and Evans will have a chance to tie his record of 11-straight seasons with a new squad next year. 

Evans has flown under the radar in the discussion of the league's best receiver throughout his career, but you could easily make the case that he is the most deserving Hall of Fame candidate amongst all active pass-catchers. He may not be as impactful as some of the electric young receivers that have joined the league in recent years, but he has reached accolades that many of them will never achieve.

I really think the tides are changing (I am forever an optimist), but the Bears' history of drafting and developing receivers has been abysmal. If they were to sign Evans, they wouldn't have to worry about selecting a receiver who might never reach his potential. They could immediately plug him in and have a proven weapon on the perimeter.

On top of being extremely productive, Evans has also remained remarkably healthy throughout his career. He has only missed nine games and has consistently played through injuries. When analyzing free agents, availability is one of the most sought-after qualities, and Evans checks that box with flying colors.