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Randy Moss praises Buccaneers’ Mike Evans on Twitter for milestone

Randy Moss, Mike Evans, Buccaneers

Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss expressed his fondness for rising star Tampa Bay Buccaneers wideout Mike Evans on social media on Monday, praising the 26-year-old who is having an All-Pro-worthy season.

Evans, a sixth-year veteran receiver, became only the second player in NFL history alongside Moss to record 1,000-yard seasons in six consecutive years to start their careers, per Bleacher Report.

Moss shared the record, exclaiming “Straight cash homie,” and “Respect isn’t given, you earned it!” to Evans on Twitter.

Evans responded kindly, telling Moss he’ll “try my best big homie.”

The 6-foot-5 Evans totaled four receptions on eight targets for 50 yards in Tampa Bay’s Week 12 upset road victory over NFC South division rival Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Despite not scoring over the weekend, it’s hard to take away from another great season by Evans, proving to be a top receiver in the NFL.

Evans is a two-time Pro-Bowl wideout who recorded over 1,500 receiving yards last season on 86 receptions for eight touchdowns. He could break his career best in 2019, as Evans is on track to score more TDs (he already has seven through 11 games).

Moss, now 42 and retired, put up over 8,000 total receiving yards through his first six seasons (all with the Minnesota Vikings) to break out of the gate and become the league’s most dominant wide receiver in his day. Moss was also a six-time Pro-Bowler, Offensive Rookie of the Year, and four-time first-team All-Pro receiver.

Evans doesn’t have quite the same accolades just yet, but he’s on track to have a fantastic NFL career with the Bucs.