Best Buccaneers player during the Trump Administration – Mike Evans (WR)
Perhaps another controversial entry. The thing is, giving the edge to one season of Tom Brady during the Trump Administration, even if it did result in a Super Bowl, would almost feel disrespectful to Mike Evans. Besides, Brady is the GOAT of GOATs, so surely he’ll let this slide. (Would be a real shame if he used this as motivation and came back out of retirement for the Bucs out of spite. REAL shame).
Speaking of controversy, we also needed a reason to put a picture of these controversial uniforms. We’re all about transparency here. It’s a part of the team’s history and we’re all just going to have to live with it.
Since entering the NFL in 2014, Evans has gifted fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a 1,000-yard receiving season each of his first eight seasons in the league. In doing so, he became the first player in the history of the NFL to go on such a run. Naturally, that includes the four seasons Evans played during the presidency.
Here’s the thing though. While Evans may lack the accolades such as All-Pro nods and Pro Bowl selections with zero of each, this presidency saw only two Buccaneers players be voted to the Pro Bowl, and that was McCoy in 2017, and Jason Pierre-Paul in 2020. Bet you didn’t see that coming, did you?
Evans is starting to get more respect around the league, who are starting to learn what Bucs fans have already known, and while Brady easily could have been here for his only season during the presidency, and first in Tampa Bay, resulting in a Super Bowl, Evans deserves this. He deserves the world after being the strongest of soldiers.