Could Mike Evans Make History Again This Fall?

June 30th, 2024

NFL history likely in 2024.

We should witness NFL history again this year.

Bucs iconic wide receiver Mike Evans has never played in less than 13 games in a season. And since 2018 he has caught at least six touchdowns per year.

So just based on that, Evans will become a more legendary receiver sometime this season.

Evans ranks 13th all-time in touchdown catches with 94. Old-school Bucs fans should understand how jarring that statistic is. If Evans just gets six touchdown catches, he will become only the 11th receiver in the 105 years the NFL has existed to catch 100 touchdown passes (provided Davante Adams doesn’t beat him there — Adams currently has 95).

With just six touchdown catches, Evans will move into a three-way tie for ninth place in NFL history with Tim Brown and Steve Largent. Don Hutson is currently 10th with 99.

If Evans matches his league-leading 13 TD catches from last season, he would move into sole possession of ninth place. After Brown and Largent’s 100, the next-highest man on the list is Tony Gonzalez with 111 touchdown catches.

Of the players currently in the top-10 of touchdown catches, only Larry Fitzgerald (121) and Antonio Gates (116) are not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Gates became eligible last year. Fitzgerald will be eligible when the Hall selectors next vote this winter.

The man (?) behind the Twitter handle @_MLFootball is absolutely right.

23 Responses to “Could Mike Evans Make History Again This Fall?”

  1. Pickgrin Says:

    Evans is basically a TD machine. I’m surprised he doesn’t get even more opportunities than he’s had the past couple of years – especially in the red zone.

    13TDs last year and he could have had 20 between the couple of drops and Canales almost never calling for back corner end zone throws to Mike which are high % throws even if the chart says 50/50…..

    If Evans gets his 1000 yards again this year for the 11th straight season – he will be tied for #1 in consecutive 1000 yard seasons with the greatest receiver of all time – Jerry Rice.

    ME would also have 11 straight 1000 yard seasons starting from the very beginning of his career. An NFL record that he alone holds now with 10 and the next closest is Randy Moss with 6. Thats the type of record that may last for generations if not forever. The only 2 active players who have even a slight chance of approaching 10 or 11 straight from the beginning are Justin Jefferson with 4 and JaMar Chase with 3.

  2. Dave Pear Says:



  3. teacherman1983 Says:

    So happy we drafted Mike Evans and not Aaron Donald!

    Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson.

    True Buccaneers!

    Men with Honor!

  4. WiseCrack Says:


  5. heyjude Says:

    The best ever Mike Evans! Can’t wait to watch him in the red zone this season!

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    TBBF is back from almost a month in Greece & Italy….and nothing has happened with the Bucs.

    We are still talking about:

    Are the Falcons better than the Bucs?
    Is Baker Mayfield the Guy?
    Lack of an edge rusher.
    Our running game.
    How many wins will we have?

    None of this will be answered until the season starts.

  7. Fred McNeil Says:

    Truly remarkable, isnt it. Im pretty sure he has another year or two after this one.

  8. Fred McNeil Says:

    Ahh, TBBF…enjoy the season of hope, my friend. Things are indeed looking up.

  9. heyjude Says:

    Fred McNeil Says: Truly remarkable, isnt it. Im pretty sure he has another year or two after this one.


  10. A Bucs Fan Says:

    It’d be something else to see a special 1300 yard 15-20 TD season from him this year. I think he has it in him.

  11. Capt. Hal Huggins Says:

    Too much is made of Mike’s “age”. He will be only 31 this season. Jerry Rice had over 1,000 yards at 40.

  12. de bucs fan Says:

    My memory is trash. Is there a better icon for the current generation of Bucs? VJAX to Mike feels like legacy shift. Old school has Sapp, A-Train, along with Ronde and the defensive HOF legacy. Offensive Buc legends are rare and Mike is HOF step up the team has grown with. Despite the QBs.

  13. SenileSenior Says:

    Mike Evans is our GOAT Buccaneer WR. Savor every minute of his remaining career.

  14. ATLBUC Says:

    Capt. Hal Huggins Says:
    June 30th, 2024 at 8:53 am
    Too much is made of Mike’s “age”. He will be only 31 this season. Jerry Rice had over 1,000 yards at 40.

    If Mike played that long he’d have every receiving record there is

  15. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I personally think he is aiming for all time.

  16. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    A Bucs Fan Says:
    “It’d be something else to see a special 1300 yard 15-20 TD season from him this year. I think he has it in him.”

    Not sure 15-20 TDs is realistic. 10 maybe.

    The only reason he hasn’t had 1300 yards every year is because they have not fed him the ball enough until the end of the seasons.

  17. Dave Pear Says:

    What is realistic, is if Palmer takes a step up, McMillian comes through like a top rookie WR, and Godwin is put back in the slot 70%+ of the time, and Coen actually plays to score point rather than control the clock, Baker could throw for 35+ TDs with all those weapons used creatively. And then there’s the Ribs out of the backfield. Rachaad has already shown what a stud he is and Bucky is supposed to be all that too.

    As long as the OL have lost their matador capes, and Coen plays to score points, Mikey should have 10 or more TDs. (Provided he stays healthy, fingers crossed)

  18. A Bucs Fan Says:

    @Buccaneer Bonzai – I agree they don’t feed him enough. Especially during the Brady years, but I’m not complaining about that. Last year was his best start to a season in a long time. I think Baker will feed him the ball early and often. It’ll be interesting though because Liam Coen has been on record saying that he’s never had a true x receiver like Mike before. His whole self-professed strategy is to design plays to maximize the talent on the field and get the ball into his play makers hands.

    Let’s hope he follows through because no one is better than Mike on the football field.

  19. gp Says:

    Mike is a competitor.
    This is wishful thinking on my part, but I don’t think Mike will even consider leaving the game until he can’t continue to produce 1000 yard seasons. Even then, if some or all of the ‘all-time’ records are within reach, I think he’ll keep pushing to reach them.
    Imagine if he plays to 40 like Rice… With 19 consecutive 1000 yard seasons he would have to be a shoo in first ballot hall of famer, and yet, the hall would make him wait a year or two just because he’s a Buc.

  20. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    All I know as great as he’s been since he came to this team there have been whiners crying about his drops, YAC and even saying we should trade him and all this nonsense. Other than Brady he’s made every other qb look better than they actually are. He is a model of consistent greatness and hopefully he will remain 3 or 4 more years and retire as a Buc

  21. Crickett Baker Says:

    Mike. What’s not to love? GO BUCS

  22. SlyPirate Says:

    Steve Largent? Wow! I remember that guy. Greatest route runner and greatest hands in NFL history. Maybe, AB? Big statement to pass that guy.

  23. unbelievable Says:

    He’s QB proof. Absolute stud.

    I think he’ll continue the 1k streak for another 3-4 seasons at least. Would love to see him beat his TD numbers somehow.

    Go routes from midfield, fades and skinny posts from inside the 20… LFG