How The Bucs’ “Triplets” Stack Up With The Best

May 31st, 2022

Underrated, as always.

Over at CBS Sports, Jared Dubin decided to take a stab at selecting the best set of triplets in the NFL. And he has the Bucs’ in the Top-5.


Triplets, as Dubin defines them, are a quarterback, a receiver or/tight end and a running back.

Dublin has the Bucs at No. 5, behind the Chiefs, Bills, Bengals and Chargers at No. 1.

QB: Tom Brady RB: Leonard Fournette WR: Mike Evans

If Brady did not decide to unretire, the Bucs likely would have been in one of the bottom two tiers. But when the GOAT is back under center, the Bucs have a top-five triplets group. Fournette was fantastic throughout last season, especially in his passing-game contributions. Evans continues to put together one of the best starts to a career of any receiver in NFL history, and with Chris Godwin not guaranteed to be healthy to begin the season, Evans will likely be even more central to Tampa’s passing attack.

Joe thinks this is a bit low. The Bucs “triplets” could be right up there with the Bengals’. (Chargers were way overrated.)

You mean to tell Joe that Travis Kelce and Clyde Edwards-Helaire are better than Mike Evans and Playoff Lenny? Or Devin Singletary and Stefon Diggs are better than Playoff Lenny and Evans (Diggs is excellent). Or Austin Ekeler and Keenan Allen are better than Playoff Lenny and Evans? Slow down.

Now Joe Mixon and Ja’Marr Chase might be as good or slightly better than Playoff Lenny and Evans.

The Bucs shouldn’t be any worse than No. 2. After all, none of those other teams has Tom Brady, who led the NFL in passing last year.

10 Responses to “How The Bucs’ “Triplets” Stack Up With The Best”

  1. Buczilla Says:

    Our guys never have and never will get the respect that they deserve from the national media unless they are or were head and shoulders above their peers like Sapp and Brooks. Put our triplets on the giants and they’d be number one. These (mostly) clowns have pretty much ignored Lavonte David and Ronde should have been in the hof long ago. Just two examples, but there are many.

  2. Matlok727 Says:

    I remember thinking freeman Blount and mike Williams was the new triplets after the 2010 season

  3. SOEbuc Says:

    Lol. Yeah right. Don’t forget Brady. Mike Evans is a top five WR. Fournette is very good rusher/receiver. Brady gladly eats being the underdog for breakfast.

  4. Goatfarmer Says:


  5. Jeebs the Honey Bear Says:

    This “triplets” concept is outdated in the modern NFL. A much better triplets would be QB, and then the top 2 receiving targets. Every year NFL teams are catching up to the diminished value of the running back, but they still are overvalued. There’s a reason that the teams with the best running backs in the league do not make it far in the playoffs. Derrick Henry, Jonathan Taylor, Nick Chubb, Dalvin Cook, and Alvin Kamara… all names you heard prominently in the regular season… and then not so much. It’s a passing league! With that being said, I still think it’s silly how low the Bucs are on this list, considering Playoff Lenny was among the best pass catching backs in the league last year statistically speaking.

  6. Dooley Says:

    Mike Evans is criminally underrated, but the numbers don’t lie and his career marks are putting him in pretty good company historically as he literally inches closer and closer to the 10K career receiving mark and catching his 100th TD. Remember reading that it took Tim Brown & Marvin Harrison a few more years than it’ll take Mike to get there.

  7. Fansince76 Says:

    Don’t think even Mixon and Chase are better than Evans and Lenny!

  8. TampabayDJ82 Says:

    Dooley- I read that same article. Evans is going to end up being one of the top 3 WRs EVER to step on a field. And remember that he has only been with Brady for 2 of his 8 seasons. Go Bucs

  9. Trey Long Says:

    CBS are a bunch of douche bags

  10. unbelievable Says:

    Bucs could be #2 or #3 easily.

    LOL @ the Chargers being that high though, come on. (And don’t get me wrong, I like Herbert A LOT!)