4 ripple effects of the Bucs naming Baker Mayfield starting quarterback

A decision has been made, and now the Bucs look forward

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2. Mike Evans will undoubtedly have a big year

If your leading receiver finished a season with 77 receptions for 1,124 yards and six touchdowns, it would be difficult to get angry with him, wouldn't it? That's exactly what Mike Evans finished with last season, yet it felt underwhelming.

First of all, 207 yards and three touchdowns came in Week 17 when the Bucs beat the Carolina Panthers. If you take away that game, Evans finishes with under 1,000 yards and only three touchdowns, which would make for an even more underwhelming season.

Much of the season saw Evans and Brady missing opportunity after opportunity. But, Brady was at the point in his career where he wasn't as accurate a deep passer as he once was. Mayfield, on the other hand, loves letting it fly. He came into the NFL as a highly-accurate deep passer, and that's where Evans excels.

This Bucs offense is going to need something to excite the fans and move the chains. You can bet on that coming from the Mayfield-to-Evans connection. With Baker under center, I would comfortably predict a season along the lines of 90 receptions, 1,300 yards and 12 touchdowns out of Evans.

Let the fantasy community rejoice.