Mike Evans has been the primary wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers since the 2014 season. In every single season of his NFL career, he has had 1,000 or more yards receiving. When discussing who is the best wide receiver in the NFL, people sometimes don’t even mention Evans’s name.
However, Mike Evans talked about being the best wide receiver in the NFL to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, saying, “I’ll take myself over anybody. If people were in my situation, there’s only 5 to 10 guys in history who have done what I’ve done.”
Mike Evans Believes He’s Still the Best Receiver in the NFL
He also added, “probably the most doubled receiver since 2015, 2016- I have to be. Me or maybe Tae Adams.”
Mike Evans, owner of nine straight 1,000-yard seasons, on best WR discussion: “I’ll take myself over anybody. If people were in my situation, there’s only 5-10 guys in history who have done what I’ve done.”
Adds he’s “probably the most doubled receiver since 2015, 2016 – I have… pic.twitter.com/nv1Qj2RcdK
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) August 1, 2023
Stats To Back Up His Claim
In 137 career games played in the NFL, he has 683 receptions for 10,425 yards receiving and 81 touchdowns. Evans has averaged 15.3 yards per reception. During 15 games last season, he caught 77 passes for 1,124 yards receiving and six touchdowns.
Throughout Mike Evans’s NFL tenure, some of the names that have been at the top of the league at the position are Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, Tyreek Hill, Justin Jefferson, Stefon Diggs, and Davante Adams.
As a rookie, he won the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award. He has also been a pro bowler at the wide receiver position four times. Lastly, Mike Evans also won a Super Bowl a few years ago. He doesn’t even need to play another down in the NFL to step foot into Canton, Ohio.