Mike Evans Grades His Seasons

July 27th, 2017

Evans pulled out his gradebook today

NFL players often get the “grades” question thrown at them, and it’s damn rare for them to give detailed answer.

Mike Evans broke that mold today at One Buc Palace.

Evans, entering his fourth year with the Bucs, let it rip today.

Here’s how he scored his seasons:

2014: B-
2015: C+
2016: B+

Bucs fans, even those with sour math skills, know Evans has busted 1,000 yards in each of his first three seasons. Those are historic numbers. Jerry Rice didn’t even pull that off.

Frankly, Joe agrees with Evans, though Joe would have given him a “C” for 2015, and a B+ for 2014. Catching balls as a rookie from Josh McCown and Mike Glennon that year, man, Evans deserves a statue on Clearwater Beach.

So what does a Mike Evans “A” season look like? 1900 yards?

Fun times ahead if Evans can stay healthy.

19 Responses to “Mike Evans Grades His Seasons”

  1. Matt Says:


  2. tmaxcon Says:

    The new bucs led by Winston and Evans will soon erase the embarrassment and bad taste left by the holdovers led by the leader of the losing culture.

  3. R.O. Says:


  4. DB55 Says:

    2014 was an easy A if not A+.
    2015 B – (even though much of that was on JW and the oline)
    2016 – A

    I love the fact that he downplaying his accomplishments. These KIDS don’t gaf about anything but a championship.

    The Red Tide is coming.

  5. MattAttack Says:

    @DB55 The main reason his score drops off in 2015 was his drops. Cant blame JW and the oline when the ball hits you in the hands.

  6. Bucsfanman Says:

    I think I lean towards Joe on this:
    2014- B+
    2015- C or a razor-thin B-
    2016- B+ factor in the lack of WR corps, A

    Be honest, what other WRs would you rather have? He lost focus for a minute and still managed three 1,000+ yard seasons. The kid is quietly elite.

  7. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Actual life is graded on the curve. I believe this is what really counts. You can’t do something that is impossible. No matter how hard an athlete trains he’s not going to run a 3.3 40 yard dash. And so what’s a really good time. We take ALL of the numbers and then we can get an idea of what to expect from a great speedsters…a simply fast guy…or a run of the mill speed. And even that changes by position.

    Mike is clearly not doing this or he would be straight A’s!

    I think Mike is grading himself against HIMSELF. He’s looking at how much HE believes he got out of HIS personal potential. Man don’t you have to respect the hell out of that!!!

    Was it the Army? Be all that you can be? That’s why ME and #3 are so on the same page. They both strive to be the best THEY can be. It’s not just winning or being better than the next guy…it’s a non stop pursuit of excellence which is defined as simply getting the very most out your God given talents.

    It’s really a great life lesson for all of us.

  8. Broy34 Says:

    Joe training camp is here. If I see one more tmax post about McCoy….

  9. Pickgrin Says:

    Man – who set the grading scale you guys are using??

    ME is by far the best WR to ever wear a Buccaneer uniform – yet Joe/posters are talking B- and C?

    If Evans’ 2015 season was a “C” – what grade would Alvin Harper’s best season get? Reidel Anthony? Danny Peebles? LOL

    Its awesome that Mike is grading himself so tough – but realistically:

    2014 = A-
    2015 = B+
    2016 = A

    Will lots more single coverage vs ME in 2018 = an A+ season? We shall see.

  10. Rod Munch Says:

    Evans was better than a C in 2015. He had too many drops in 2015 but most of those came in a few game strech including that God awful game against the Giants where he dropped everything – but keep in mind he had over 150 yards receiving in that game as well.

    It says something when in your worst game by far you have over 150 yards receiving.

  11. Destinjohnny Says:

    It’s his time

  12. BigHogHaynes Says:

    ME was what some of you call BADASS right out of collage, with the other weapons obtained this off season, maybe we can have three receivers over 1000 yards…well let me walk that back to 2 wide outs over 1000 yards!! GO BUCS!!!

  13. BucEmUp Says:

    I think Evans will get better in terms of his Y.A.C and drop %, but I also believe his targets will decrease with the offense evolving. Doesn’t make him any less important but I don’t see to much more in Stats with all these weapons around Jameis.

  14. NFLNut Says:

    Jameis & Evans just seem like the perfect QB/WR duo … neither seem to care about stats but rack them up in abundance and both seem to be great team dudes with that internal fire to strive for greatness …

  15. NFLNut Says:

    Meanwhile Odell Beckham Jr. says he wants to not just be the highest-paid WR but the highest paid PLAYER …talk about a diva … I wouldn’t trade Mike Evans for Odell straight up!


  16. BigMacAttack Says:

    I think Evans is spot on. He grew by leaps and bounds last season. This year I’m thinking the ball will definitely get spread around and the Bucs will have 3 receivers with 10 or more TDs each, one of which will be Evans. I also believe the RBs by committee will post 2000 yds. And Famous Jameis will throw 40+ TDs and only 10 ints. And lastly GMC will break into double digit sacks. There record will be 12-4 with a first round bye. The Glazer kids will get their first Lombardi. The other belongs to Dad RIP.

  17. JAB83 Says:

    Ummmmm Statue REALLY???

    Would love to see it!!! And I look forward to seeing it….. If they built One Buc around the Legends of the Tampa 3….

    They are gonna build a shrine around ME and the Dunkineers!!!


    A++++++++++++ rookie season

  18. Bucsfanman Says:

    You guys are sensitive! Mike made up the scale. Yes, he already is the best WR the Bucs have ever had. Based on his talent, I don’t think those are unfair SELF-assessments. He’ll get even better with time and practice. And that’s a scary thought!

  19. LongSeason Says:

    This is a man who is driven to success and to be the best.