RB3: Chris Evans
Cincinnati spent a sixth-round pick on Chris Evans in last year’s draft and fans were excited about the versatility he could bring to the offense. It was unfortunate that Evans didn’t more playing time during the course of his rookie season but the hope is that that changes moving forward.
In 2021, the Michigan product had 17 carries for 77 yards while tacking on 15 receptions for 151 yards and two trips into the end zone. He was utilized more as a pass-catching back during his rookie year and made the most of those opportunities, averaging 10.1 yards per catch.
Fans really want to see more of Evans in the 2022 season and that’s why I wouldn’t be shocked if Perine was eventually let go, which would bump Evans to the RB2 spot. We’ll have to see how the rest of this offseason goes for the team though.
Evans definitely stands to gain the most this summer, however. If he puts on a show, there’s a solid chance he can be Mixon’s backup in 2022.