Over/Under On Mike Evans’ Yards

June 1st, 2021

Can he get 1,000 yards again?

So we have reached summer. Oh, summer technically doesn’t begin until June 21.

But in pop culture, summer begins on Memorial Day Weekend and ends Labor Day Weekend.

(Joe likes to tell friends up north that summer in Florida begins on Tax Day, April 15, and ends on Halloween.)

So since it is summer, it’s not too early to start wondering about the upcoming Bucs season. Training camp opens in about seven weeks. Hard to believe. Seems like the Super Bowl was last week. Joe’s still struggling to sober up from that glorious night.

Did that really happen? 🙂

One cool thing to look forward to is if Bucs stud receiver Mike Evans can continue his streak of 1,000-yard seasons. He’s never not had 1,000 yards in a season. Given that this year is the first 17-game season, that should help Evans continue his roll.

So it should be no surprise that Evans has been one of the top receivers in yards gained in recent years as Jeff Kerr of CBS Sports points out.

Anyway, Joe remembers when late last season Evans’ streak appeared in jeopardy. The Bucs had to make an effort against Detroit and against Atlanta to make sure Evans got 1,000 yards.

Yesterday, NFL Network broadcast the Bucs-Stinking Panthers game in Carolina in November and Evans was off on several pass plays with park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking, tequila-shooting, smartphone-phobic, waffle-grilling, trophy-throwing, roller-coaster-scared, numbers-rules-peeved, Bucs-Super-Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady.

FOX Sports analyst Moose Johnston, who was working the game, claimed that was Brady still learning his new teammates and not having a full offseason.

Given how we now know Brady struggled with the playbook until the Chiefs regular season game after Thanksgiving, that sort of reinforces Johnston’s contention Brady and Evans weren’t on the same page because Brady was still learning his new environment.

Now that Brady does know the playbook, will that allow him to get the ball to Evans easily enough so Evans can stretch his current NFL record of 1,000-yard seasons to eight to start a career?

Remember, there is but one ball to share and a lot of hungry mouths (Antonio Brown, Chris Godwin, Rob Gronkowski, Cam Brate, O.J. Howard, Scotty Miller, Tyler Johnson).

Enjoy the latest Ira Kaufman Podcast, presented by Bill Currie Ford.

14 Responses to “Over/Under On Mike Evans’ Yards”

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    TB12 will continue to force balls to Evans in effort to get him the yards. Evans is constantly held & doubled which automatically makes Brady wanna throw to another option.

  2. Godlovesbucs Says:

    I think its not unrealistic to expect 1300 on the year as a baseline given he plays all 17. His ypg average is 78 for his career. That puts him at 1325.

  3. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I still think bringing back Antonio Brown was a mistake.

  4. Bucsfanman Says:

    Evans is the most consistent receiver on this team, PERIOD! I suspect he will reach that mark again. However, I’m still pretty sure that any and all Bucs would trade stats for another ring.
    I anticipate BETTER offensive numbers this year, and that is frightening!

  5. Jason Says:

    He’ll get to a thousand easy as long as he doesn’t pull yet another hammy. Just saying.

  6. Mitch Says:

    If Mike can stay healthy and some how skip his seemingly annual hamstring pull I think he has a 1500 yard 20 TD season in him.

  7. Cobraboy Says:

    17 games.

  8. JGhotier Says:

    All I worry about with Big Mike these days are his almost yearly late off-season hammy injuries he sustains.

  9. geno711 Says:

    Great group of pass catchers overall on this list. The elite of the elite.

    Probably Evans and Adams are the best TD makers as well.

  10. Cainishere Says:

    Evans is the lifeblood of our receivers. He teaches alot to others and makes them great too. We are lucky to have him.

  11. SlyPirate Says:

    M1k3 will break 1000 yards if he stays on the field. Health has been an issue for Evans the last few seasons. It would be nice to see what he can do with TB12 while healthy.

  12. SOEbuc Says:

    Easily. Evans is a deep threat and Tom threw the most deep balls in 2020. With a bunch of other guys that will need to keep under control. With an offseason, we’ll see how much Brady will spread it around.

  13. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Most Consecutive Yard Season
    – 1. Jerry Rice (14)
    – 2. Randy Moss (10)

    Mike Evans (7) <<<< 3 more and ties Moss

  14. Buczilla Says:

    And he scores touchdowns too (waves at Julio, Ira, and Simms).