During a week 11 matchup against the New York Giants, Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans passed Mike Alstott for most touchdowns in franchise history, cementing himself as one of the greatest players to ever wear a Buccaneers uniform. However, not only is Evans a legend in Tampa Bay, he’s also one of the best receivers the league has ever seen.
Evans was selected 7th overall in the 2014 draft out of Texas A&M, and is well known for his consistency. In 2020, Evans became the first player in NFL history to have 1,000 receiving yards in each of his first seven seasons, breaking a record previously held by Randy Moss. Through 12 games in 2021, Evans has caught 57 passes for 794 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Evans only needs to average a little over 40 yards per game to hit the 1000 mark for this season. That not only ly seems doable, but likely. Evans also only needs four more touchdown receptions to break his personal best of 13 touchdowns in a season.
Evans has now totaled 9,060 career receiving yards (regular season), and if he continues to produce at this high level, he should reach 10,000 in 2022. The Galveston native is coming off a 7-catch, 99-yard performance against Atlanta, and will look to put up similar numbers when the team takes on Buffalo in week 12.