Buccaneers: Mike Evans finally breaks key franchise record

Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports /

Mike Evans finally owns a very important franchise record for the Buccaneers.

Buccaneers star wide receiver Mike Evans established himself as the best offensive player in franchise history a long time before the game tonight, but setting the franchise record for most career touchdowns is still a very nice touch on his career.

Anyone that surpasses Mike Alstott in any category for the Buccaneers will be remembered for a long time to come, and this record on top of his numerous other accomplishments just puts Evans over the edge.

Leading the franchise in touchdowns is a great legacy for Evans to leave, especially when considering how much longer his career may go. When you add to that a Super Bowl ring and the record for most 1,000-yard seasons to start a career for a wide receiver, you have a recipe for an impossible legacy to replicate.

The records are great, but they have never defined Evans. The individual success has always been secondary to the offensive captain, which is why his teammates support him so much. A dominant player on the field is easy to like, but a leader on the field is easy to respect.

Evans has earned that respect over and over again, and it is nice to see that the on-field success is finally starting to catch up to what he deserves.

The record for touchdowns for the Buccaneers is now set at 72, but there is a good chance that this number ends up being much higher by the time Mike Evans retires (hopefully as a Buccaneer).

A spot in the Ring of Honor is guaranteed by this point, and the Hall of Fame isn’t far off either.

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