3 reasons the Chicago Bears shouldn't pursue Mike Evans in free agency

The Chicago Bears have a need at wide receiver, and although Mike Evans could hit free agency, the Bears should stay away.

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Though the Chicago Bears have D.J. Moore, there's a clear need for more wide receiver talent on the Bears' roster. If the Bears draft Caleb Williams or a different quarterback— or even if Justin Fields stays put— there will be a need for pass catchers.

And Mike Evans could be a guy the Bears are looking at, though they shouldn't be.

The Chicago Bears should not consider Mike Evans in free agency

The Buccaneers and Mike Evans are reportedly not close on coming to an agreement on Evans' next contract. Evans is set to hit free agency this off-season, though the Bucs could franchise tag him.

The Bucs had a "soft deadline" of Monday, Feb. 19, to get a deal done with Mike Evans, and yet, that day has come and gone with no deal in place. In fact, the two sides seem to be relatively far apart.

Mike Evans could be franchise-tagged and traded, as it's highly unlikely that Mike Evans would play under the franchise tag this upcoming season. Evans is getting older, so every season matters as far as getting as much money as possible.

The clock is ticking for the two to reach a deal, or else, Mike Evans could see himself on a new team next season. As a five-time Pro Bowler and one-time Super Bowl champion, could the Chicago Bears add Mike Evans to their wide receiver pool?

They could, but it might be a decision they regret later if they make an offer he can't refuse.