Mike Evans Appreciation
Mike Evans was drafted in the first round in 2014 with the 7th pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In 2014, Mike Evans played and started 15 games and tallied 68 receptions for 1,051 yards and 12 TDs. In 2015, Evans played in 15 games and started 14 of them tallying 74 receptions for 1,206 yards and 3 TDs. In 2016, Mike played and started all 16 games and rallied 96 receptions for 1,321 yards and 12 TDs. In 2017, Mike Evans started and played in 15 games and tallied 71 receptions for 1,001 yards and 5 TDs. Last season, Evans played and started every single game and had a career season yardage wise. Evans had 86 receptions for 1,524 yards and 8 TDs.
Mike Evans has gone through 4 starting QBs in his 5 seasons which include Josh McCown, Mike Glennon, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and current Buccaneers starting QB Jameis Winston. Evans is one of the few receivers in the league that has bounced through QBs and still been consistent with his stats. Evans has been ranked around the top 10 in the offseason rankings this year but he has truly been under-rated. In his 5 seasons, Evans has tallied 1,000 yards in each of them and this ranks in the history books. Evans is 1 of 3 WRs that have done this and the other 2 are Hall of Famer Randy Moss and Bengals WR AJ Green.
Mike Evans has been to 2 Pro Bowls in 2016 and 2018 and was named to 2nd team All-Pro in 2016. The stats throughout his first 5 seasons prove that Evans truly is one of the best WRs in the game and the rankings that he receives shows that a lot of people don’t know exactly how much of a game changer he is. Consistency is key. Mike Evans is so underrated and when the Buccaneers get over the hump and make the playoffs for the first time since 2007, the national media and the fans of the NFL will truly know how lucky and blessed the Buccaneers are to have Evans. The All Things Buccaneers and Bucs Life News Team believe that Mike Evans will once again have a Career year in the 2019 season.
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