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Panthers named best fit for free-agent WR Mike Evans

After a decade of terrorizing them, maybe it’s time Mike Evans starts making plays for the Carolina Panthers.

Former NFL safety and current ESPN staff writer Matt Bowen played matchmaker on Tuesday morning, hooking up this year’s top 50 free agents with their best potential fits. In at No. 12 on his list is Evans, who could make a move a little bit up north.

Bowen writes:

Evans could follow Panthers coach Dave Canales to Carolina after he had 1,255 receiving yards and a league-leading 13 touchdown catches in the same offensive system last season in Tampa Bay. Evans is still playing at an extremely high level, and he’d be an immediate (and needed) upgrade for Panthers quarterback Bryce Young as a multiple-level target with red zone upside.

Evans spent this past season under the play-calling of Canales, who served as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ offensive coordinator. 2023 saw the 30-year-old record his most receptions (79) and receiving yards (1,255) since 2018 while reeling in a league-leading 13 touchdowns catches.

Story originally appeared on Panthers Wire