Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 5 best wide receivers of all time
By Rob Leeds
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have become a dominant offense through the air in recent years. Here is a look back at the franchise’s best receivers ever.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had one of the best passing offenses in the NFL in 2019, and part of that success was on the back of the extremely talented wide receiver corps that the Bucs were able to field.
Tampa Bay has the distinct possibility of rostering the best receiver trio in the league depending on how the 2020 NFL Draft goes and this could be one of the most talented Buccaneer offenses ever assembled.
With wide receiver being a position that is focused on heavily right now by the Bucs media, here are the five best wide receivers for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in franchise history.
1. Mike Evans (2014-present)
Mike Evans has likely had the first overall spot on this list locked up for a few seasons now.
There have been no receivers in Buccaneer history that possessed the combination of physicality and talent that Evans has, and his stats reflect that.
After just six seasons with the Bucs, Mike Evans leads the franchise in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns. It is getting to the point where it seems more likely that Evans will lap his closest competition before anyone has a chance of getting close to his stats.
It should also be clear that stats aren’t everything when evaluating the greatest of all time. The eye test alone shows that Mike Evans is the greatest Buccaneer receiver ever. For a player to move like Evans does while also being 6’5” is at times unbelievable, and he can produce highlight-worthy catches consistently.
Mike Evans has been one of the best Buccaneer first-round picks ever, and that group contains multiple Hall of Famers and Super Bowl champions. Evans is creating a dominant legacy statistically for the Buccaneers and has been a massive contributor in the creation of one of the most frightening passing attacks in the NFL.