Cris Carter’s Top 10 Receivers

October 21st, 2021

Where is he ranked?

“Coach Cris,” Hall of Fame wide receiver Chris Carter, did a video presentation yesterday on who he thinks are the top 10 NFL receivers.

Hollering for Bleacher Report, Carter had two Bucs on his list.

The Bucs are the best passing team in the NFL with 2,105 yards through the air, 159 more than the Raiders. So you’d figure the Bucs have a couple of guys in the top 10 receivers in late-October.


Carter actually started with his honorable mention. And furniture-tossing, bicycle-throwing Antonio Brown found his way into this group along with Stefon Diggs, though Carter did say he expects Brown to be in his top 10 by season’s end.

And at No. 10? Carter selected Mike Evans.

It just seems weird to Joe that the Bucs have by far the best passing attack in the NFL and only one player is a top 10 receiver.

Who the hell is Joe to argue with Carter? He was one of the best that ever caught a football. Still, this list seems weird.

19 Responses to “Cris Carter’s Top 10 Receivers”

  1. BucsFanSince1976 Says:

    Carter only caught touchdowns.

  2. August 1976 Buc Says:

    lol AB is the best on the Bucs, has another gear that Mike and Chris do not have. Nice try Chris, but no… Evans is very good and consistent WR, but AB rules the roost at this point and time in TBay. The 82 yard TD against Miami, where AB caught the Ball and instantly darted straight to the endzone, displaying a level or gear that Mike or Chris, and others in Chris’s 10 just do not have.

    GO BUCS!!!!

  3. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Our receivers aren’t flashy enough.
    They just catch the ball and we win.

    Just ordinary Joes……..

  4. Bucsfanman Says:

    Just boring ‘ol 1,000 yd WRs I guess!
    Well, for the record, I’d rather have the Ws than be on a stupid list.
    No disrespect to CC!

  5. SB Says:

    Guys there is only one Football and MANY MANY mouths.
    This is why I took ZERO skill positions on the Bucs in my Fantasy leagues EXCEPT Tom Brady.
    It is Impossible for us to have One receiver lead the league in Anything because we are too deep and TB throws to at least 7 different guys a game!

  6. adam from ny Says:

    it’s the brady rules one again kicking in here…

    cris carter might be thinking:

    “the bucs receivers are pretty much doing well because of tom brady and tom brady alone”…

  7. Medicated Pete Says:

    Cris Carter is excellent on that show & they should keep him full time. Pete remembers going to RayJay in the late 90’s & watching Randy Moss & Cris Carter scare the beejesus outta me but our defense did ok vs Vikings. Stepped up to the challenge at home. RayJay was LOUD back then.

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:


  9. zzbuc Says:

    Mike Evans has ALWAYS been good, with JW TB12 Fitzamagic…..Always above 1000 yards, and probably this year will not be the exception….That being said, he is not a Diva, he played with all kind of injuries, teammates love him, coaches love him, so all that combo together makes him IMO, the best receiver not only of the actual roster, but the best on Bucs history… far….

  10. KingLDavid54 Says:

    Exactly, and CG14 and his mindset are the epitome of that! From the perspective of someone who’s watched every one of his games the last 4 years, I think Chris been very critical to our success. He reminds me of LD54 on the opposite side of the ball!

  11. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    One problem we have is Tom Brady spreads the ball around so much, no one receiver dominates the numbers.
    This makes us a real problem for other teams to prepare for.

  12. Mike Says:

    There are a lot of good WR’s in the league, and he’s entitled to his opinion. Still, I will take our trio over any other in the league right now (when they’re all healthy).

  13. PassingThru Says:

    We all have our preferences, WR evaluations are highly subjective. Now that I got the qualifying statement out of the way, I’d place Antonio Brown near the top, but not the absolute top. He missed one game to Covid, and he might miss the next one as well. He hasn’t lost much since being the absolute best WR in the league a few years ago.

    I don’t mind seeing Devante Adams at the top of the list, but a close second has to be Cooper Kupp in my book. After that you can order it anyway you please, but AB should be there somewhere at positions 3, 4, or 5.

  14. firethecannons Says:

    maybe this will light a fire

  15. Buczilla Says:

    I like Carter and we’re only six games in, so I don’t have much to argue about. If this dude played with today’s sissy a$$ rules his numbers would be insane!

  16. TampabayDJ82 Says:

    It’s just a person’s OPINION !! It’s not like he said it and now that’s the way it is 😂😂..

  17. TampabayDJ82 Says:

    August- Your not wrong , but your definitely not right !! They all bring a different style of Play and THAT is what makes them the BEST TRIO IN THE NFL !! A.B. can take it to the house on any play , but so can the other 2 .. A.B. is great at blowing past any CB , Mike can make any catch and is one of the best in the world at the 50/50 ball , and Chris is the best at getting open , making the catch , and getting the most yard’s after contact !! So we have 3 – number 1 W.R.s and they all are great at what they do .. GO BUCS !!

  18. Izod Says:

    I’d still rather have three top-20/25 receivers than 1 top-5 and two scrubs. Throw in 3 quality TEs and what more can you ask for?

  19. Zoocomics Says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but Brown has only caught footballs from future hall of fame QBs. Advantage Evans?

    Not to mention, I think all those Steelers teams he played for were loaded and made the playoffs every season. This guy has never played for a bad football team like Evans has played for…

    Not advocating for one or the other. Both are different types of receivers, and I was horrified when we had to play the Steelers, which we’d play off coverage with Brown and he’d eat us alive in space. Just saying, given the context, there’s an argument for Evans.