Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers all-time team

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Wide Receiver: Mike Evans (2014 – Present)

Mike Evans without question the greatest wide receiver the Buccaneers have ever had, as his franchise best 10,425 yards would indicate, which is almost 5,000 more than the second best. Evans is the only player in NFL history to have eight-straight 1,000 yard seasons to start his career, which is something so ridiculous it doesn’t even get the attention it deserves. This was a no-doubter, but the rest is where things get interesting.

Wide Receiver: Vincent Jackson (2012 – 2016)

The late Vincent Jackson was a truly dominant wide receiver, but his run with the Bucs may not get the recognition it probably should since it came during one of the many franchise’s lean periods. A Pro Bowl selection his first year with the Bucs in 2012, thanks to his career-high 1,384 yards, Jackson’s 16.1 yards per reception is still a ridiculous mark all things considered

Wide Receiver: Kevin House (1980 – 1986)

This one might be the most controversial, but Kevin House’s 17.2 yards per reception is an absolutely ludicrous amount, especially considering the era he played in, both for the Buccaneers, and the NFL as a whole. His 4,928 is good enough for fourth all-time in Tampa Bay’s history, and while he may not be the best statically, he was a personal favorite of this writer so he’ll be the slot guy/deep threat for the two NBA forwards on the outside in Evans and Jackson.

Tight End: Jimmie Giles: (1978 – 1986)

The best tight end the Bucs have been able to call their own is without question Jimmie Giles. As a tight end, Giles was able to rack up 4,300 receiving yards on the dot, good enough for sixth all-time in franchise history. Considering he played in the 1980s, and on some bad teams, the fact that he’s only trailing Vincent Jackson by 26 yards is pretty remarkable.