No. 8- Mike Evans makes one-handed grab vs. Atlanta
There wasn’t a lot to write home about for the Bucs on Thursday Night Football in week nine. It was a rough outing for almost all involved. But, in the third quarter, Mike Evans made one of the best catches of the year:
Of course, Tampa Bay would go on to lose that game 43-28, but there’s no doubt that this catch opened the eyes of many. On third and 10, he snagged the high throw from Jameis Winston for a first down and held on after getting rocked by Keanu Neal. Had this come in a victory, it would rank much higher on this list. The athleticism, concentration and toughness that it took to bring this catch in was extremely impressive. A lot is expected of the supremely talented Evans, but this was unbelievable even for him.
This was just one of many big catches for Evans this year, as he turned in an outstanding season. He hauled in 96 catches for 1,321 yards and 12 touchdowns, which was enough to earn him Pro Bowl honors. Not only that, but he continued to cement himself as one of the top receivers in the NFL. The game was certainly forgettable, but this catch was not.