The best receiver in Buccaneers history
Mike Evans could go down as the greatest Buccaneer of all time. This may seem blasphemous when compared to some of the greats and Hall of Fame players that have come before him, but Evans already makes a case as the best offensive player in team history, so the best all-around player shouldn’t be far off.
Much like Lavonte David, Evans has been the epitome of consistency while in many different offenses with numerous head coaches and schemes. Very few players could succeed with so little consistency, but Evans is not an average player.
As the NFL record holder for most 1,000-yard seasons through the air to start a career, a title he took from Randy Moss, Evans has done all of this with less consistency than most of the top wide receivers in the league.
Evans has received more individual success and recognition than David, but a Super Bowl win also helps with his Hall of Fame hopes as well. Evans is already putting the tape together that makes him look like a genuine option if he maintains this pace, and a Super Bowl win is hard to overlook for the voters.
While Evans is the type of player whose stats and records could get him into this prestigious group without a Super Bowl ring, he deserves to be rewarded for his loyalty to Tampa Bay and win with a team in which he has invested so much.