Mike Evans on cusp of history with another big season for Buccaneers

Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

Mike Evans has made history in multiple ways during his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Now, the greatest receiver the Buccaneers ever had is close to yet another milestone.

No disrespect to Kevin House, one of this writer’s personal favorites, but Mike Evans is the greatest pass-catcher ever to step foot in Tampa Bay, and it isn’t particularly close. He has already made NFL history by having arguably the greatest statistical start to a career a wide receiver has ever had. In today’s fantasy football and analytics-crazed society we find ourselves living in with the NFL, and sports in general, that should speak volumes considering how much we look at numbers.

Evans is the first, and only, player in NFL history to start his career with eight consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons. That is just hilariously crazy if you really stop to think about it. Speaking of his yardage totals, he is within striking distance of another milestone.

These random stats pop out of nowhere sometimes, but production is production. Also, just look at that company. That’s a heck of a neighborhood to stop, drop, shut ‘em down and open up shop in. It honestly begs the question of when Evans will finally get the respect he rightfully deserves among NFL circles.

As for the 699 yards, getting about 700 receiving yards should be cake for Evans. While it is his last chance to reach this milestone since he’ll be 29 this season meaning it’s his last chance, he can start moving into a house in the neighborhood the other receivers in the tweet are already living in. He’s never had less than 1,000 yards in his life.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been #blessed to call Mike Evans their own. It’s about time the NFL realizes how lucky they’ve been to witness greatness.

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