Sad End Of Justin Evans

December 23rd, 2020

Justin Evans will be remembered more for not getting on the field.

Joe pretty much figured Bucs safety Justin Evans had taken his last snap as a Bucs player already.

But Joe didn’t think the official end would come three days before Christmas.

The Bucs cut the cord on Evans, a talented safety who just could not stay healthy. First, it was feet issues. Then an Achilles. Tuesday, Evans failed a physical (were the Bucs trying to activate him?) and the Bucs decided enough is enough.

Evans was in the final year of his contract.

A second-round pick in 2017, Evans’ highlight was picking off then-Belicheats quarterback Tom Brady on Thursday Night Football.

Evans was drafted in the second round in 2017 and every season he found himself on the injured reserve list. His last game was Dec. 2, 2018, in a Bucs home win 24-17 over the Stinking Panthers.

After missing all of last year with feet problems, Evans had an injured Achilles when training camp began. Asked at the time what Evans’ status was, a frustrated Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians replied, “You’d have to talk to Jesus.”

28 Responses to “Sad End Of Justin Evans”

  1. #1bucfan Says:

    Best of luck to him. Had high hopes for this guy. Has talent but that means nothing if you can’t get on the field.

  2. Pablo Says:

    Just like Sabby Piscitelli, And Tanard Jackson we will never ever hear of this am guy again m. Mark Pablos word

  3. SOEbuc Says:

    That’s a bummer. He was a good young safety. Kendall Beckwith was also a kick in the groin.

  4. yucboy Says:

    The best was when Doug Martin swept him off the stage at the rookie talent show on Hard Knocks

  5. Koryc Says:

    Don’t really care he never made a real impact had talent like 55 said can’t make the club from the tub.

  6. adam from ny Says:

    geez…evans and beckwith…we thought we had some real players…

    where is beckwith now?

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Bad wheels will end it for you every time…….remember Carl Nicks?……

    Simply from a humanistic standpoint you have to feel empathy for Evans….

    He obviously did his best to rehab but failed….what a disappointment.

  8. rrsrq Says:

    Evans, Beckwith and don’t forget Brian Price (the DT from UCLA), it’s a Buc life, hopefully things are changing

  9. Jason Says:

    The picture is appropriate, seeing as I still have no clue what Justin Evans looks like.

  10. Kalind Says:

    The tragedy of AAron Sears springs to mind as well…

  11. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Eyes forward!

  12. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Thankfully we nailed the next pick with Godwin.

  13. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    I forget his name but UF has a safety that is a truck load

  14. Marine Buc Says:

    What’s the most important ability?


  15. Mitch Says:

    Man! I had such a high hopes from him. He had range and could cover well while also being able to thump people when he tackles. I remember in college when he absolutely trucked Derek Henry for a loss. I hope he can regain his health, and that he’ll be able to resume his career.

  16. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    The NFL is a tragic and brutal business for most all-star athletes since they started playing football at a young age.

    The NFL simply doesn’t care and most college athletes never get a sniff in the NFL.

    Tragically most of these kids never plan for life after football and alot them sink into a sad life filled with depression after football.

    While all of these athletes know the consequences of not making it in the NFL………still, they never plan.

  17. mark2001 Says:

    Good luck young man…hope you invested your money wisely. Welcome to the regular working world.

  18. knucknbuc Says:

    quincy black was another career ending injury linebacker from new mexico i believe. @joe do all teams usually have this many career ending injuries or is this mostly bucs luck?

  19. Joe Says:

    quincy black was another career ending injury linebacker from new mexico i believe. @joe do all teams usually have this many career ending injuries or is this mostly bucs luck?

    Doesn’t seem high at all to Joe. With Evans it wasn’t just one injury. Quincy Black’s injury was very rare. He had nerve damage in his shoulder so bad he wasn’t physically able to play football again.

  20. Cobraboy Says:

    Very unfortunate. The guy was very talented.

    I hoped he saved his money.

    Many excellent players never see the big lights because their body failed them.

    I played with a supremely talented OT from Notre Dame who could never stay healthy, college or pro. He had four knee surgeries well before ‘scopes were on the radar. But when he played, he was a monster.

  21. David Says:

    Yep. I envisioned him and Whitehead back there at safety for a long time, I’m glad for Winfield but that’s disappointing. Good luck to him.

    Are you seriously comparing him Sabby Piscitelli!?????
    That’s insulting. Sabby Piscitelli was a joke.
    I’ve never seen an NFL player, especially a DB, take bad angles almost 100% of the time he went to make a tackle… I should went to miss a tackle

  22. Dr. Buc Says:

    Completely forgot about Beckwith! Another sad one. Honestly Licht has done phenomenal considering these losses

  23. D-Rome Says:

    It’s a shame, but a person’s best ability is availability. With that, you can chalk up Justin Evans being another Licht draft bust. I wish him well in his future endeavors.

  24. Mike Johnson Says:

    At least he can say he reached his goal of playing in the NFL. How many can say that? He gave it his all. That’s all anybody can ask or do. Best of luck to you in all future life endeavors.

  25. Joe Says:

    With that, you can chalk up Justin Evans being another Licht draft bust.

    That’s not fair. Anyone who can predict injuries is either a liar or God.

    If anyone has a formula to predict injuries, they can make a mint selling that to the NFL.

  26. bojim Says:

    I hope he can play again somewhere.

  27. bojim Says:

    Pablo is a paid joke.

  28. Dave Says:

    Tanard jackson was a baller. Just couldn’t stop smoking. In today’s age, he’d be just fine. Wasn’t an injury that ended his tenure