Mike Evans No. 53 In NFL Network Top-100, Drops For Second Consecutive Year

August 15th, 2022

Those NFL players are tough voters.

In 2020, Mike Evans was ranked No. 30 in the NFL Network top-100 feature born from an annual players-only vote to determine the list. Last year, Evans fell to No. 48. In 2022, per last night’s reveal, Evans checks in at No. 53.

Evans also was No. 53 for the 2019 season, following up being omitted from the list entirely in 2018 after ranking as high as No. 29 overall in 2017.

Nearly every Bucs fan knows Evans owns the NFL record for most consecutive seasons of 1,000 or more yards receiving to start a career. He’s got eight and counting.

Joe, however, is more focused now on the all-time record for overall consecutive seasons of 1,000-plus yards. That’s held by Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice at 11 straight years. En route to catching Rice, this year Evans can tie another Hall of Famer, Tim Brown, who had nine consecutive years of 1,000 or more yards (1993-2001).

Joe believes Evans is a top-5 NFL receiver no matter what argument tries to dispute that.

You can watch the Evans segment naming him on the 2022 NFL Network Top-100 right here.

27 Responses to “Mike Evans No. 53 In NFL Network Top-100, Drops For Second Consecutive Year”

  1. Dewey Selmon Says:

    I think people hold it against him that he doesn’t turn a 5 yard slant into a 50 yard gain or he doesn’t have any Benn’d around for 40 yard gains. He is just solid and because he is not a social influencer it gets held against him.

  2. Lamarcus Says:

    Haven’t heard or seen a Non Buc Fan placed Mike Evans in the top 5.

  3. J Ghotier Says:

    At least Slay knows what’s up and isn’t one of those aforementioned “tough voters”!

  4. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Maybe this will be extra motivation for him too. Doesn’t seem like any of the Bucs (including Baja Brady or where ever he is at) are getting any love this year.

    LFG Lard A$$ Lenny!

  5. Goatfarmer Says:

    I am wearing my Mike red jersey now. People in Houston love him. Me, not so much.

  6. RPK Says:

    Mike is a Tampa Legend

    Hall of Fame!

  7. Duane Says:

    Just making it into the top 100 is a feat on its own. Last year he wasnt the only talent on this team, and his production takes a hit. This guy’s only motivation is to win. The rest of us know who gets the double teams EVERY Sunday.

  8. BucsFanSince1976 Says:

    Mike is a consummate professional that gets it done year in and year out. Mike is a Hall of Famer. Godwin should send Mike a large check every week , because if Chris were opposite another also ran WR , his numbers would be far less than they are. Mike has a pretty good nasty streak that he has learned to control. Mike is in my top 3 all time in Bucs history. Thanks Mike for all your hard work. Compare Mikes’ per game stats with the greats like Rice,Moss,Johnson, and Fitzgerald , Mike is right there with all of them.

  9. Buczilla Says:

    No one has been better than Mike over the last 5 years. I’m making it a new years resolution to not get worked up over lists anymore. The only list that matters is when I see Mikes name on the list of hall of famers someday.

  10. Panhandle Buc Says:

    Was pissed when I saw his ranking but not surprised as he is the most underrated superstar! In reality, it doesn’t matter because he keeps climbing to the top in WR history, is a SB champ, future HOF’r, and beloved by this fan base as a true professional and great role model! Hoping like hell for his 9th straight K season and double digit TDs!

  11. Kentucky Buc Says:

    There’s guys who didn’t play last year on this list. Michael Thomas hasnt played in how long? Hard to take this crap seriously.

  12. Maniac Buc Says:

    Mike is Mike. He’s a solid receiver who can help any team win. I think this ranking is about right. I actually think Godwin is a better all around receiver. Doesn’t matter though, since they play together. I think this might be the season that Mike doesn’t get that 1000 yards, though, because this is the most talent he has played with.

  13. GOB Says:

    Remember these are his peers talking. Joe, he’s not a top 5 reciever. If you can’t find 5 guys you’d rather have, then you’re not being honest. He’s top ten all day long, but the guys ahead of him are simply more dynamic. He makes his bones by being 5 inches taller than most DBs. It’s not a bad thing, just a fact. I’ve noticed that he sometimes goes quiet for stretches. Maybe that’s because he’s doubled so much. I have him around 8-9, but top 5, no way.

  14. Buc king Says:

    Honestly this will sound Homer but Mike is the best receiver hands down.
    Played on a bad leg like thev3 last yrs and still out preformed everyone.
    Also he has had nothing but bum qb until brady got here and even I think brady would easily tell you that Mike makes his job much much much easier.
    I think the defenses that play him know no matter what that gotta double team him.
    He is a true pro and team leader he sets the tone and the environment for the wr room.
    I’ve watched him at Texas am and was blown away by how dominant he was I thought even Jonny manziel was good because of him.
    I prayed the night before the draft and told my brother yo we have to draft this guy he’s the next Megatron.
    Well I’ve predicted a lot yes a lot with the bucs but this was that prediction that will always get my brother respect and always have me wearing my bucs jersey with pride.
    He’s not top 3 receiver he’s number 1 and haters will just hate.

  15. Captain Oblivious Says:

    Considering that the list includes NFL players at all positions I consider Evan’s ranking rather generous, maybe based more on his career body of work rather than last year. To wit, in 2021 Evans was #23 in receiving yards and #24 in receiving yards/game, a couple of slots behind Gronk.

  16. D-Rok Says:

    Mike Evans is a class act, on and off the field. He’s easily a top 10 WR and some would justify better. The game on the line in the playoffs, a must-have score, and who does Evans torch for a TD 1 on 1? One of the best corners in the game, Ramsey. I’m still impressed by that TD. Evans is a complete receiver on the outside. Super glad we have him, and excited to see him perform this year.

  17. SOEbuc Says:

    All these off season list are always clown shoes. Stafford is 48 with a broken arm and from the very small amount of time with Brady, he looks like the classic 🐐

  18. SOEbuc Says:

    Captain Oblivious

    In 2021 Evans beat his own Bucs franchise record 14 TD from 13 TD 2020.

  19. SlyPirate Says:

    Mike has eight (8) 1000-yard seasons. There are only 5 WR with more.

    J. Rice (14)
    R. Moss (10)
    L. Fitz (9)
    T. Owens (9)
    T. Brown (9)

    You know Mike is eyeing Moss at 10 and Rice at 11 in a row.

  20. Snook Says:

    Its literally because he doesn’t run super fast. That’s it.

  21. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    Mike Evans has nothing to prove, other than, to his team-mates.
    He’ll finish his playing time, among the greats at his position.
    He’s an honestly good dude, and #1 in Galveston.

    The NFL 100, is highly over-rated.

  22. CrackWise Says:

    I want to see Trask throwing him the ball. I have a feeling the two of them are going to be Dynomite together.

    This year is going to be tough. If the OL holds up early in the year, I can see him getting off to a blazing start as the league tries to figure out what Brady is going to do with all of these weapons.

    Once they realize Mike is still the top dog. It might get tough on him late in the season. THIS year for Mike, its all about the start.

    I want to see him put up 5-600 yards in the first 4 games. Add 4-5 TDs in that stretch and this team will win every game this year.

    All depends on what this OL can or cannot do early IMHO

  23. Goatfarmer Says:

    Crackwise – you’ve been using too much of your product.

  24. ModHairKen Says:

    Top 100 means top 3 players on every team plus 4. That’s not too shabby.

  25. Cometowin2 Says:

    I have been calling for Mike to be HOF since season 3. Best receiver we’ve ever had and Chris is #2.

  26. Pewter Warrior 813 Says:

    If you think Mike is a top 5 WR in the game currently you just aren’t paying attention to the league.

    Mike is available and is more than likely to barely get 1,000 yards than he is to be in the top 10 in yards by seasons end. Number’s don’t lie.

    I chug beers to his every TD and high five and get pumped at every first down but stating he’s top 5 shows tunnel vision to the talent all over the league.

  27. Brandon Says:

    His ranking is based on his numbers not being amazing. His numbers are good, but if he was on most teams, his numbers would be far better… most teams don’t have the kind of weapons the Bucs have had the last three seasons. Evans, Godwin, Gronk, Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, there are only so many passes that can come his way and everyone still be happy.