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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Chicago Bears' Reason No. 2: Mike Evans' price tag is too steep

Per Spotrac, if the Chicago Bears wanted to sign Mike Evans is free agency, it would cost approximately $23-million per year to bring him in. However, there's belief that Evans wants a contract between $25-and $30-million per year.

Now, the Bears' cap increased by releasing Eddie Jackson and Cody Whitehair, but that money will likely be used to re-sign Jaylon Johnson.

And while the Chicago Bears have plenty of cap, would it be smart to use that money to pay an aging receiver top-of-the-market money? I'd bet Ryan Poles pushes against that thinking. I would support this move over the Bears using this money to sign Danielle Hunter, for example. If deciding between those two free agents, Mike Evans wins rather easily.

But just because it's an easier decision, doesn't make it the right decision.