Tampa Bay Buccaneers extensive receiver Mike Evans has by no means had a season with fewer than 1,000 receiving yards since he entered the league in 2014 at the same time as he’s missed a couple of video games right here and there.
For his efforts, Evans is a four-time Professional Bowler and gained a Tremendous Bowl with the staff in 2020 with Tom Brady throwing him footballs. His stats converse for themselves and make him imagine he’s the most effective extensive receiver within the NFL over Minnesota Vikings’ Justin Jefferson, amongst others.
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“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 a whole lot of f—ing nice gamers,” he advised ESPN on Tuesday. “However I’ll take myself over anyone. If folks have been in my scenario, there’s solely 5-10 guys in historical past who’ve carried out what I’ve carried out. It’s been a battle, however I get pleasure from it.”
Evans has the NFL file for many consecutive 1,000-yard seasons to start a profession with 9. Now, he’s eyeing Jerry Rice’s file for many consecutive 1,000-yard seasons normally. Rice had 11 straight from 1986 to 1996 with Joe Montana and Steve Younger throwing him passes.
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Perhaps extra exceptional 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 by that door for the Bucs in 2023. Tampa Bay will select amongst 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 care for themselves.”
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Tampa Bay begins the 2023 common season on the street towards the Vikings on Sept. 10.