Even as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ offense shined last season en route to a Super Bowl win, wide receiver Mike Evans believes that the NFL has not yet seen the best out of them.
With Tom Brady leading the way, Tampa Bay’s offense was one of the more assertive in all the league last season. The team finished the year third in points per game (30.8) and seventh in yards per offensive play (6.0).
As many are expecting the Buccaneers’ offense to regress after last season’s Super Bowl-winning campaign, Evans is instead setting high expectations for the unit.
During Bucs’ practice on Sunday, Evans opened up on his chemistry with Brady, where the three-time Pro Bowler offered a preview on just what to expect from the offensive unit in the upcoming campaign.
“We’re miles ahead of what we were last year,” Evans said. “Not just me and his connection, but the whole team—the whole offense. It’s really exciting and hopefully we can do something really special this year.”
This is not a stretch from Evans, especially as Tampa Bay’s front office managed to bring back every offensive starter from last season.
In the big picture, this should catch the attention of opposing defenses across the league, as many had quite a difficult time containing the Brady-led offense last season.
More so, Evans further made a bold call that in a league full of standout wideouts, he is the top receiver in the sport today.
“As long as I’m in good shape and I’m healthy, I feel I’m the best receiver on the planet,” Evans said. “So I just try to work on that mainly.”
The Dallas Cowboys will be the first team to challenge Brady, Evans and the Bucs’ offense this season, as the two teams will square off in the NFL’s season opener this upcoming Thursday.