NFL Superstar, Mike Evans, Talks About His Excitement Heading Into the 2020 Season With New Quarterback, Tom Brady
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver, Mike Evans, has put up over 1,000 yards all six of his seasons in the NFL, yet he has never had the chance to really explode, in part because of the players around him.
Over the offseason, the Buc’s picked up Patriots stars Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, who will help Evans hit his stride. Though they are still in training camp, Evans has seen how great his potential is for this season.
In the past, Mike has caught passes almost exclusively from Jameis Winston, and although Winston has a good arm, his throws are wildly inaccurate. Last year Winston joined the 30/30 club, for quarterbacks who threw 30 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in the same season. His overall ratio of touchdowns to interceptions over his 5 years in the league is 4:3 while Bradys is 3:1, and that is over 20 years.
So clearly, Evans is thrilled to finally be paired with such a high caliber quarterback. “He’s already up there as one of my favorite teammates, and we’ve only had a few practices together. So that says a lot. I’m learning a lot from him and hopefully we can tear it up this year.” Also, with Gronk joining the team, Evans will have a bit less of the attention of defenses.
Brady is also thankful for Evans, as he will finally get the opportunity to work with an elite, larger receiver. In New England he had been working with smaller receivers like Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman, who are both under 6 foot, and he is looking forward to working with 6-5 Evans.
This year will be a good one for the Buccaneers who have struggled the past few years. In some ways, Tom Brady coming to Tampa Bay was the perfect fit, as he needed better receivers and Tampa had supplies that, and they needed someone to throw to them.
Avi Paulson is a student at the College Preparatory School. He lives in the Bay Area, and is an avid viewer of baseball. He plays various sports, and is a writer for At the Buzzer.