Tampa Bay Buccaneers huge receiver Mike Evans has by no means had a season with fewer than 1,000 receiving yards since he entered the league in 2014 whilst he’s missed a couple of video games right here and there.
For his efforts, Evans is a four-time Professional Bowler and received a Tremendous Bowl with the staff in 2020 with Tom Brady throwing him footballs. His stats communicate for themselves and make him consider he’s the very best huge receiver within the NFL over Minnesota Vikings’ Justin Jefferson, amongst others.
“I do know the place I’m at. My opinion issues greater than anyone else as a result of I watch all of those guys, and there are lots of f—ing nice gamers,” he instructed ESPN on Tuesday. “However I’ll take myself over anyone. If folks had been in my state of affairs, there’s solely 5-10 guys in historical past who’ve performed what I’ve performed. It’s been a battle, however I get pleasure from it.”
Evans has the NFL report for many consecutive 1,000-yard seasons to start a profession with 9. Now, he’s eyeing Jerry Rice’s report for many consecutive 1,000-yard seasons basically. Rice had 11 straight from 1986 to 1996 with Joe Montana and Steve Younger throwing him passes.
Possibly extra outstanding is the variety of quarterbacks which have been with the Buccaneers since he entered the league – Brady, Mike Glennon, Josh McCown, Jameis Winston, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Blaine Gabbert.
Now, Younger isn’t strolling via that door for the Bucs in 2023. Tampa Bay will choose among Baker Mayfield, Kyle Trask and John Wolford in coaching camp. However Evans doesn’t assume the staff’s rebuilding after Brady retired earlier in 2023.
“We’re simply attempting to win proper now,” Evans added. “I don’t know why folks don’t see that. Win the division, after that individuals can maintain themselves.”
Tampa Bay begins the 2023 common season on the highway towards the Vikings on Sept. 10.