NFL Trade Rumors: Lee Evans Says Right Things Amidst Trade Nonsense with Bills
Lee Evans hasn't done anything wrong in Buffalo since the Bills drafted him 13th overall in 2004. In fact, Evans has only missed three games in his entire career and they happened to be the final three games of last season.
The 2010 season was by far the worst of his career and as he turned in only 37 receptions for an offense that could have desperately used more production.
Evans has never been a superstar, but he's been a solid deep threat throughout the entirety of his career and has been voted a captain for this team.
As an eight-year NFL veteran he knows the business side of things by now and has heard all the trade chatter surrounding his name in the wake of Stevie Johnson's development. The Bills have a plethora of inexperienced receivers behind Evans and Johnson, but for some inexplicable reason the trade rumors continue to swirl.
Evans was quoted on the situation by the team's site as saying:
It’s hard for me to comment on it now. It’s one of those things where you’ve got to find out how much substance is behind it and see what happens. You see some blogs and hear some things around the Internet and on the news. So we just have to see what the truth is ... The reality of it is is that I’m here now and we’re getting prepared to play a game with Chicago on Saturday.
Nothing earth shattering here, just a well-stated, "Who knows"-type situation from the veteran.
But he should know that this team needs him desperately, and they need to know it too.
The acquisition of Brad Smith, who is listed as a quarterback but will do a little of everything, is hardly enough to send Evans out.
The former Wisconsin Badger has a base salary just over $3 million for the next two years - an extremely reasonable price for the Bills or any other team - thus making the Bills' choice to trade him absolutely ridiculous.
The veteran is proven player with no injury history, a team captain and the most experienced player at a position that lacks exactly that, experience.
If Buffalo trades Evans to Arizona, or any other team for that matter, it would be a huge mistake on their part.
Becoming a better team sometimes involves difficult decision on veteran players, but this is utter nonsense.
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