“He’s One Of The NFL All-Time Greats”

April 14th, 2022

It always feels good to take a Mike Evans appreciation break. This time it’s courtesy of Tom Brady.

The greatest receiver in Bucs history holds all kinds of franchise records and even a couple of NFL marks.

One of Joe’s favorite yet rarely talked about achievements is Evans’ 75 career touchdown passes — in just eight seasons.

For perspective, if Evans catches 10 touchdowns this season, then he’ll move into the top-20 in NFL history, passing various legends and Hall of Famers before he turns 30.

“When you’re in my position, you’re looking at other players, you know. That’s what you’re looking for; you’re looking for someone that’s going to be great every day,” Tom Brady told In The Current at Buccaneers.com. “It’s been a real privilege for me to play with him. He’s one of the all-time NFL greats.”

Yes, Evans is an all-time superstar. And of course, Brady is focused on daily consistency and greatness.

Joe thinks Evans is poised for his best NFL season this year. He should get more targets with Chris Godwin hurt and Antonio Brown busy partying and complaining. Plus, he and Brady should reach a higher level of chemistry in their third season together, and with Brady having more say in the offense than ever.

Enjoy the latest Ira Kaufman Podcast!

50 Responses to ““He’s One Of The NFL All-Time Greats””

  1. Bruce Blahak Says:

    Evans and Godwin are a big part of why I LOVE this version of the Bucs. Unselfish starting wideouts. 2 of them! Hard to find these days.

  2. Iamabuc Says:

    One of NFL greatest and he’s ours. So proud of him. He’s not talked about much, he’s been underapreciated and that’s a shame.

  3. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    All time great on and off the field; very fortunate to have ME13 in the Tampa Bay area for the future as he will make it a better place once his playing days are complete and he has that HOF jacket.

  4. Dooley Says:

    Within the next 2 years Mike will catch his 100th TD pass as a pro WR, more importantly as a Buccaneer. 2022 Evans will eclipse the 10K career receiving yard mark and will steadily keep padding that HOF resume. Also, those “Beyond the Current” mini-movie/doc is on a Ken Burns level of execution. For laughs, go look at Evans’ scouting report from 2014. I get a kick out of “will struggle to separate” “Pedestrian speed” & “Basketball is first love” being listed as “weaknesses”.

  5. SB~LV Says:

    Oh gag me !

  6. Jeff Says:

    Godwin won’t be effective until the last handful of games and hopefully into the playoffs. Need another stud WR. Bucs will need to win with pure offense. Defense won’t generate an effective 4 man pass rush.

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Godwin will make more than Evans this year and you won’t hear a peep from Mike…..he is simply outstanding….
    A handful of Buc posters have made negative posts over the years about Evans….but it’s really hard to find a better receiver, teammate, community citizen than Mike Evans.

  8. SB~LV Says:

    Jeff I agree but would rather have a TE to fill out the offensive threats. There are a few bullies in the draft and I would be happy if the Bucs found one !

  9. Aaron Says:

    It’s just funny how few seasons ago before Shady brady Evans was wanting a trade from the bucs now be a buc for life lol that is a good one

  10. Mort Says:

    “ Evans’ 75 career touchdown passes”

    Man that IS rarely talked about. In fact, I’ve never heard it before! 😉

  11. Iracoffee Says:

    @Dusthy – agree with you! But it’s M1K3

  12. Goatfarmer Says:

    It’s the year I get me a Mike Evans Jersey.


    Aaron, not sure where the hell you are coming from. Mike Evans has NEVER requested a trade from the BUCS. Stop being a moron every day.


    And yes we are extremely fortunate to have #13 here in TB.
    Very proud of that guy, on and off the field.

  15. Anonymous Says:

    Could Big Mike put on about 20lbs and prolong his career at the tight end position? ….in about 2 years of course!!!

  16. SPARKY Says:

    Great man, father, person, football player, and more. Maybe has 1 fault? Quit throwing those TD balls into the stands!!

  17. PSL Bob Says:

    Bruce, couldn’t agree with you more. I love those guys. Have both of their jerseys. Thought I might jinx Godwin when I got his, but he’s still a Buc. I hope both play their whole careers in TB.

  18. Aaron Says:

    Ur stupid buddy I believe it was 2019 when he was all crybaby I don’t get the ball enough

  19. Aaron Says:

    And they both knew what they were doing when gave the ball away both probably be going to Miami lol

  20. Buc1987 Says:

    Aaron…Mike never asked for a trade.

  21. Bucsfanman Says:

    Hey, you know you can go root for another team if you don’t like it, right?!

    I mean, Mike is a Buc AND he WILL be going into the HOF someday. These are facts that Buc fans, real Buc fans, embrace.

  22. DEEEMO Says:

    Evans is a class act both on and off the field! Not like a lot of the prima donna WR’s out there in the NFL. Man does great charity work and also has been up for the Walter Payton MOY award. He is a big reason the Bucs have had success since he arrived here.

  23. David G Says:

    One thing for sure Aaron, you will NEVER be in the NFL Hall of Fame(HOF). You will be in the (HOM) Joebucsfan’s Hall of Morons


    Aaron just trying to draw attention to himself by having the IQ of a grapefruit.

  25. Aaron Says:

    Lol Who Dat oh yeah just like beating on you suckeraners every chance I can lol and Evans just doesn’t get flagged for the push off every one sees it come on

  26. Aaron Says:

    1 thing for sure I’ll be at every Saint vs suckeraners game been for many years when most y’all wasn’t till Shady brady came I’m true Saint

  27. Aaron Says:

    I’m sure Carl Nassib would love to see you guys lol

  28. SlyPirate Says:

    Looking at the all-time receiving TD list, Evans could finish top 5. Maybe even #2.

    That’s crazy.

  29. Buc1987 Says:

    Aaron …life is very short.


    Aaron, try to write English.

    It makes it so much more enjoyable for the the reader.



    Well said, my friend. Way to keep it in perspective, lol.
    Moving on again.

  32. Aaron Says:

    It is that why I’m glad to be a Saint lol

  33. SPARKY Says:

    Aaron is exactly what I would think a saints fan would be like.

  34. bob Says:

    Bucs sweep the saints this year

  35. Eddie Marz Says:

    Hey Aaron we’re glad your a saint too. Stay there! GOBUCS!

  36. Mike C Says:

    I prefer when the Saints sweep us, means we have like 50/50 shot to win the Super Bowl, hey Aaron who won that last playoff game between the bucs and aints?

  37. Reddington Neck Shores Says:

    ok so this whole brady miami flores lawsuit arians bucs unretirement thing- fun speculation so i have another layer to add. please run with it: Maybe Belichick’s accidental text to Flores wasn’t an accident as that led to lawsuit that blew this thing up and sent Brady back to Bucs ( where he doesn’t want to be) and kept him away from patriots & afc East. the evil genius does it again? talk amongst yourselves

  38. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    Just a question, what is with your constant strange fixation on what Carl Nassib is or is not attracted too? Why do you care so much about what another human being is attracted too?

    Another question, what’s dumber, living in an area that is well below see level and acting like a victim to the whole world when a class 5 hurricane comes through your idiotically built New Orleans, or being you?

    Katrina wants to know!

  39. BelleGladeBuc Says:

    Like sands through the hourglass, these are the days of media BS.

    According to who you listen to, TB12 was/is definitely going to the Dolphins to be a part owner, even though he can’t be an owner per NFL Rules and after the NFL prevented an African American in Jay-Z from becoming an owner, all while the NFL is being investigated by Congress for EEOC Civil Rights violations with the Commanders, Congress is investigating them for their race hiring practices, Antitrust violations, DOJ Fraud charges, etc.

    Yup, sounds perfectly logical.

  40. David Says:

    ME13 since 2016-
    2nd in TDs
    5th in YDS

    HOFer LFG!

  41. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Belleclown you were doing well with the Nassib questions then you had to revert back to the clown you are. Katrina was devastating to hundreds of thousands of people. You were close but no cigar, the idiot shines through every time. Aaron will disappear after the first Saints beat down.

  42. Buczilla Says:

    Mike is the best drafted offensive player that we have ever had and only Wirfs comes even remotely close. If he stays healthy his numbers will end up among the best of the best and he is a hall of famer all day long.


    I can’t stand the Saints, but the Katrina blast was WAY over the line. That was a horrible tragedy. By the way, we in Tampa Bay ALSO sit below sea level.

  44. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    On this holy day, the son of the father taught a lesson in which he called a man a fool for building his house on sand after the father warned him not too build his house with that foundation.

    I agree with the son and the father.

    I guess you think that the holy son and father are clowns too.

  45. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    For a major Hurricane to hit Tampa it needs to take either a 90 degree turn or it weakens because it is crossing the state from our East coast.

    It would take a massive low pressure system to move a major hurricane towards Tampa.

    That’s why the statistical probability for a major hurricane hitting us is low.

    New Orleans sits below sea level and is in the direct path of hurricanes coming from the Gulf.

    That’s foolish.

    If you buy a house near a railroad or a major highway, don’t complain about the noise.

    That’s foolish.

  46. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Belleclown not sure your stoop could get much lower. Go build your arc and maybe the next tragic storm you can help those in need rather than belittle them. Dche bag.

  47. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    When it comes to what you think of me, I don’t care.

    Your existence has no meaning to me. If you were to pass away today, your passing would have no effect on my life. You’re of zero value to me.

    The same is true of me to you as well.

    The holy son and holy father have stated that they sympathy for fools who build their house on sand. It’s in the word.

    I agree with them.

    Your not agreeing with them is your issue.

  48. BelleGladeBuc Says:

    @ List

    When it comes to what you think of me, I don’t care.

    Your existence has no meaning to me. If you were to pass away today, your passing would have no effect on my life. You’re of zero value to me.

    The same is true of me to you as well.

    The holy son and holy father have stated that they have no sympathy for fools who build their house on sand. It’s in the word.

    I agree with them.

    Your not agreeing with them is your issue.

  49. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Belleclown you were embarrassed by what you wrote and are twisting words from the Bible to justify your statement. Many on this site myself included, would have respected you more if you would have said sorry that was harsh and should have used a different example. Now I’m not a religious man but even I would refrain from using the Bible as a crutch. You are correct that neither of our lives would change if one of us were no longer here but I wouldn’t wish any harm on you becuase I assume you have family.and friends who care for you and would hurt if you no longer existed. You obviously have some growing up to do.

  50. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    First, in Matthew, Jesus literally stated that building your life on a foundation of sand is what fools do, and that not building your life on God is the same thing as a fool who builds his house on a foundation of sand.

    There’s no twisting being done on my part.

    Secondly, everyone moves on when it comes to death.

    The replacements come off of the C130 as the dead are loaded onto the same plane that delivered their replacements.

    Sadness and grief are fleeting.

    Everybody is forgotten over time. Our existence has very little significance and impact. Nobody really cares.

    When we pass, we will be quickly forgotten as our family, friends and world move on without us in their daily life.

    That’s life.