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What a Catch! Mike Evans, Bucs Agree to New Two-Year Deal

Mike Evans

In the nearly 50-year history of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Mike Evans is the team’s most decorated offensive player, and it seems inevitable that he will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Still, his account of the Buccaneer is far from finished.

After reaching a two-year agreement on Monday,

Mike Evans and the Bucs started a new chapter in their relationship. The five-time Pro Bowl receiver will remain with the only NFL team he has ever played for. The agreement was reached little over a week before Mike Evans could have made, His first attempt at testing the free-agent market in his storied career. It marks the Buccaneers’ first significant move toward retaining the core that led the team to its third consecutive NFC South championship in 2023.

Mike Evans, who was selected seventh overall in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, has continued to play at a high level in a way that has never before been seen in NFL history. In each of his first ten seasons, he became the first player in league history to achieve 1,000 receiving yards, a record he held for four more seasons than second-place finisher Randy Moss. Among his finest seasons was 2023, when he caught 79 passes for 1,255 yards and 13 touchdowns. Evans placed eighth in receiving yards and tied for the league lead in touchdown receptions. His 15.9 yards per catch was also his highest since 2019.

After Tom Brady retired,

The Buccaneers hired former first-overall selection pick Baker Mayfield, and Evans put up his impressive numbers in 2023 playing with a new quarterback. The chemistry between Mayfield and Mike Evans developed quite quickly, and the Bucs were inspired to maintain their offensive core in 2024. Although Mayfield is also an upcoming unrestricted free agent, he and the team have expressed a wish to continue working together.

In terms of passes (762), yards receiving (11,680), score receptions (94). Overall touchdowns (95), and catching games with 100 yards (36), Evans leads the Buccaneers all-time.

Tenth in games played (154) and fifth in games started (153). He trails record holder Martin Gramatica by just 14 points in terms of points scored (578). He has added 45 receptions for 709 yards, five touchdowns, and four. Receiving performances with 100 yards in nine postseason contests.

Mike Evans ascent up the NFL’s all-time receiving statistics

Is clear evidence of his Hall of Fame credentials. His 94 touchdown receptions presently rank second among active players. And 13th in league history, behind only Davante Adams of the Las Vegas Raiders (95). He might become only the 11th player in NFL history. To achieve 100 touchdowns with six more scoring grabs in 2024.

In terms of receiving yards, he is currently ranked 33rd in league history. A more 1,000-yard campaign would move him up to within striking distance of the top 20.

Mike Evans is now one of only three players in history to achieve 11,000 receiving yards. And 90 touchdowns across their first ten seasons, along with Moss, Jerry Rice. To and Marvin Harrison, all Hall of Famers. Evans has 10 receiving seasons with 1,000 yards or more. Moss’s record ties with it, and only Jerry Rice’s 14 seasons surpass it. His record of 10 consecutive 1,000-yard campaigns at any stage in a player’s career. Is only one short of Rice’s record of 11 sets.

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