Unphased by the Pro Bowl snub, Buccaneers’ wide receiver Mike Evans is setting his sights on breaking another Buccaneers record.
Evans is just 84 yards shy of breaking Mark Carriers’ 1,422 career receptions record, one that he has held for the past 29 years. Evans is confident he can make this happen before the end of the season.
When asked about the record, Evans replied, “Hopefully I can get it. I should be able to. I just have to have a good week of practice this week. I think I should be able to get it this week, if not, then hopefully next week.”
He already holds the team’s all-time receiving yards with 5,907 and counting as well as touchdown pass records, and he is only one of three receivers in NFL history with five consecutive 1,000 yard seasons at the beginning of their careers.
“Mike has every aspiration of owning every record, even higher than that,” said Head Coach Dirk Koetter.
“That’s Mike, man, he’s one of the best players to play the game. He’s going to keep getting better. I’m just happy I get to throw that guy the ball,” Bucs QB Jameis Winston said.
If Evans continues to play how he has been, there’s no reason he won’t be able to celebrate another broken record this season.
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