Mike Evans receives huge praise from Buccaneers legend
Buccaneers legend Mike Alstott recognized Mike Evans for his record-breaking contributions to the franchise. The team’s official Twitter account posted his praise to the star wide receiver.
“He’s been doing unbelievable things on and off the field, winning championships and creating records. They’re doing a great job as a team and Mike is a big part of it. He’s been at the forefront of changing the Buccaneers into what they are today,” Alstott stated.
This praise means a lot coming from Alstott. The fullback played his entire career in Tampa Bay from 1996-2006. The six time Pro Bowler and three time All-Pro was on the Buccaneers first Super Bowl winning team in 2003.
Evans has been with the Buccaneers since he was drafted by them in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. In his eight years on the team, Evans has been the top receiver in six of them. The team was definitely struggling when Evans first got to Tampa Bay. They finished with a brutal record of 2-14 in his rookie year and slowly improved ever since.
Now, the Buccaneers are the Super Bowl champions and they are on track to keep it that way for another year. Over halfway through the season, they are 7-3 and at the top of the NFC South, and Evans is a huge reason for their success. He has recorded 679 receiving yards and ten touchdowns in the first ten games of the season. Evans also broke the franchise’s record for the most touchdowns caught by a Bucs receiver in Week 11 with his 72nd receiving touchdown.