More History Is 88 And 329 Yards Away

November 15th, 2022

Nothing new for Mike Evans.

While Joe didn’t like Mike Evans getting suspended by the NFL for Week 3 after his brush with Marshon Lattimore, there was a silver lining.

Every Bucs fan is rooting for Evans to hit the 1,000 yard receiving mark for the ninth consecutive year to start his career. Evans now holds the NFL record at eight straight years.

It’s a hell of a mark and it’s what will guarantee Evans’ bust in the Pro Football Hall of Fame one day. Remember, he played much of his career with the combination of Jameis Winston, Josh McCown and Mike Glennon.

On Sunday, Evans, who was battling rib and ankle injuries, got the Bucs offense rolling.

It’s easy to forget, but the Bucs opened the game with a very ugly 3-and-out. On their second possession, the Bucs came out firing to Evans for 29 yards. It was a brilliant throw but an even better contested catch. Joe suggests pulling the video to watch it. It’s that good.

Evans had a quiet day from there, finishing with 5 catches for 54 yards. He now sits with 671 yards receiving on 49 catches this season. So all Evans needs is 329 yards in the final seven games to hit the 1,000-yard mark and extend his record.

Joe referenced the Week 3 suspension because the history books will show Evans only played in 16 games this season (assuming he doesn’t miss more time). And Evans played in 16 games last season. So history won’t remember Evans’ record as coming thanks to the new 17-game NFL season that began in 2021.

Next up for Evans after the bye week is hitting the 10,000 yard mark in career receiving yards. He’s only 28 yards away.

And with 88 yards receiving in his next game, Evans will pass Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe to take over 50th place on the all-time career receiving yards list.

Hall of Famer Mike Evans has a nice ring to it.

32 Responses to “More History Is 88 And 329 Yards Away”

  1. Leopold Stotch Says:

    Let’s get Mike his 1K. Man needs to get the ball more anyway. He’s had a few off games, but when he’s on, this offense does so much better. Really missing the endzone fades too. Just get Mike the damn ball!

  2. snookman Says:

    Greatest buccaneer to have ever played. One of the greatest wide receivers to have ever played the game. A super strong finish would go far into cementing his legacy as one of the games greatest. He will be a hall of famer no matter what.

  3. Allen Lofton Says:

    Then he needs to past 1000 yards in 16 games to keep his 1000 yards 16 game record

  4. unbelievable Says:

    “What you want babe?”


    Do. It.

  5. Defense Rules Says:

    Mike’s one of the steadiest, most reliable performers game-in & game-out in the NFL. To get 10,000 yards receiving in 9 years is super-impressive, but he’s not even close to being done. I fully expect that he’ll retire as a Buc probably with about 15 or 16 years under his belt, and with probably 16,000 or more yards. That’d move him past Terrell Owens (15,934 yards) into 3rd place. May be a stretch to catch #2, Larry Fitzgerald (17,492 yards). And #1, Jerry Rice (22,895 yards) is in a league of his own. He’s The GOAT of wide receivers.

  6. JimmyfromNY Says:

    It was a better catch? Are you out of your mind he threw the ball in between three guys that hit him right in the chest he didn’t have to extend his arms he wasn’t hit hard after the play. It was an absolutely perfect throw and the fact thatpeople care about this record is insane. Evans has been average at best this year caring more about the record than fighting for extra yards or going out to bars after every catch. Self-preservation all day. Still don’t forget hm quitting in early in the Carolina game after the worst drop of the season. Evans is tough no doubt but the excuses for him are laughable.

  7. Ed Says:

    They need to feed him the ball on the sidelines. The guy is remarkable making catches on the edges.

    He should be used better but the routes TB receivers run are elementary. Leftwich has to start stealing some plays out of other OCs playbooks.

    He is so far behind the times.

  8. BigMacAttack Says:

    Until Ronde Barber is put in the Haul of Fame, the Haul and all the idiot sports writers can kiss my a$$$. It’s like the pro-bowl, it’s all bs. Evans will get in the Haul before Simeon will. And is there another receiver in the league who plays through the number of injuries that ME13 does and has since the beginning. He’s the closest thing to Superman we’ve had.

  9. SB Says:

    ^^^^^^^^^^^ What BigMac said!!

  10. Kentucky Buc Says:

    JimmyfromNY. Evans is playing pretty good if he’s going out to bars after every catch. Probably meeting up with BA

  11. Redeemer Says:

    I wasn’t a fan of where Evans was drafted. I thought he was nothing more than a jump ball reciever. Boy was I wrong. Evans is a consumate pro, who has turned himself into a tremendous reciever. He’s a model teammate and the antythisis of a “diva” reciever. FB HOF easy. Agree with Defense, in that records will start to fall, the longer he plays. If anyone needs a lesson about how to act ME is a great example. Wish more recievers were like him.

  12. Bucfan101 Says:

    Preservation is key for any football player. The best trait one can have is available and he is consistently available and performs at a high level. Would it be nice to have him fight for yards and I agree it would be exciting but I’d prefer he’s healthy for the entire season. The seasons a marathon not a sprint!

  13. Mort Says:

    You’re right, he does have a nice ring. A SB 55 ring.

  14. SB Says:


    Dude is posting HOF #s and you are posting straight puke.
    Do you even watch football?

    You are probably one of the clueless that think OBJ is better too.

  15. JBBUCS_06 Says:

    As Coach Boone told Coach Yoast (I say to Mike Evans) “…you’re a Hall of Famer in my book Mike!”

  16. Dooley Says:

    Mike will get into the HOF. There was an SI article that compared his pre-2022 numbers up on a per game basis Evans with Rice, Moss, Owens, Calvin Johnson, and Larry Fitzgerald. Evans has been great in the community(unless Marshon Lattimore is in it) and he’s been considered a top 5-10 WR his entire career while that list fluctuates frequently year to year.

  17. SB~LV Says:

    If the rest of the offense is clicking he can certainly have huge days catching big balls

  18. TamBuc82 Says:

    I remember watching Manziel hype in ‘14 draft and thinking…. Mike Evans is catching all of those chump’s passes and not getting nearly, if any, attention. The the Bucs pick him first. ha ha.

    Who drafted him? Dominick.

  19. Joe Says:

    Who drafted him? Dominick.

    Jason Licht.

  20. Jeff Says:

    Brilliant point on Evans actually playing a 16 game season. The haters can’t sully his record. Let’s hope he gets it. He’s not a HOFer. Not yet…needs another SB. Lots of garbage time stats for Mike.

  21. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Evans doesn’t fight for extra yards? What games have you watched??? If they’d throw him more slants and crosses than jump balls, back shoulder and comebacks he’d have more chances for extra yardage

  22. David Says:

    When he gets 10k someone tell him to save the ball 🏈!!

  23. SOEbuc Says:

    I wasn’t able to watch the game unfortunately because it sounds like the best of the season. Break franchise receiving TD again!!! 2020-13 TD 2021-14td 2022-3 TD

  24. LongSeason Says:

    Evans and Lynch were rightfully suspended. What Evans needs to do next time the Bucs and Aints play is to keep his cool.
    What the Bucs need to do next time they play the Aints is play with a fire, controlled and focused raising the level of play going in. Play so hard that the Bucs make the Aints lose their cool.
    Evans doesn’t need to be out enforcer. If anyone should be the enforcer against Lynch it should be someone we can live without for a game and strong enough to plant his thug arse into the ground. Someone like Kyle Rudolph. I mean, Kyle gotta be useful for something, right?
    Just hope we don’t get Shawn ‘homunculus’ Hochuli as a ref for the rest of the season. Let the Dolphins get that crew.

  25. SOEbuc Says:

    “Who drafted him? Dominick.

    Jason Licht.”

    I don’t want to ever hear Licht is a bad GM. Amazing scout. Always have the ability to kill it in the draft. JTS coming along. Otton and Camarada might be our two best players.

  26. ModHairKen Says:

    Snookman, I agree. Greatest Buc ever.

  27. BA’s Red Pen Says:


  28. Pickgrin Says:

    “Who drafted him? Dominick.”

    Evans was the first draft pick of GM Jason Licht’s career.

    First and best.

  29. orlbucfan Says:

    ME13 will be the first Offensive Tampa Bay Bucs player enshrined in Canton. The dude is made out of solid GUTS. I remember the Rams game with the questionable hit right on his ribs. He was on the ground, but managed to get up and off the field. He disappeared, and I thought: uh oh. Few minutes later, he’s back on the sidelines. A med tech is totally wrapping his entire rib cage. Next thing you know, he’s back out with the offense. If that ain’t GUTS, than what is???????? Plus, he’s a class act off the field.

  30. Panhandle Buc Says:

    Not only is he a future HOF’r but he’s a great person and team guy!!Every week I find myself stat checking throughout the game.

    Personally, he is my favorite Buc of all time and hope he stays a Buc his entire career!

  31. SlyPirate Says:

    9 years x 1000 – 3rd most 1000 yard seasons
    10 years x 1000 – 2nd most 1000 yard seasons
    11 years x 1000 – Ties Rice for most consecutive 1000 yard seasons all-time

    Two more 1000 seasons (after 2022) would be amazing.

    A little lofty, possible, and very difficult to break.

  32. Crickett Baker Says:

    In an interview, Deebo Samuels was asked who were the toughest 3 WR’s he goes up against and he named Mike as one of them, I thought that was very interesting. It is also interesting (though off-topic) that the Buccaneers and the Seahawks both came into existence in the same year and were the first teams to play in Munich.