As one of only two players on this list that have been Buccaneers for the entirety of their career so far, Mike Evans still has some proving to do before the Hall of Fame becomes a realistic possibility.
Evans has consistently been one of the best wide receivers in the NFL since he arrived in the NFL, and this consistency is critical in making Evans’ case.
So far, Evans has not played a season where he had less than 1,000 receiving yards. If he can maintain this trend for one more season, Evans will break the record previously held by Randy Moss. Breaking a record held by one of the greatest wide receivers of all time is a great way to start making a case as a Hall of Famer.
Another factor going in Evans’ favor is the dysfunction that he has faced in Tampa Bay. No one can ever argue against Evans with the argument that he was gifted his stats or situation, as he has seen consistent turnover with head coaches and is moving on to his fourth starting quarterback in seven years.
A compelling playoff push would help Evans immensely this next year, especially with a Super Bowl win, but maintaining his impressive momentum would likely be enough to get Evans in if he can do this for another half-decade or so.