With a 28-yard catch within the third quarter of Sunday’s Week 12 recreation towards the Browns, Bucs huge receiver Mike Evans made franchise and NFL historical past.
His first catch of the day put him over 10,000 yards for his profession, making him the primary participant in Bucs historical past to succeed in that mark with the workforce. And on the identical time, Evans additionally made NFL historical past by turning into simply the sixth participant to file 10,000 receiving yards and 75 receiving touchdowns in his first 9 seasons.
With that, Evans joins Jerry Rice, Calvin Johnson, Marvin Harrison, Larry Fitzgerald and Randy Moss as the one gamers in that 10,000/75 by way of 9 seasons membership.
Evans already owns many of the franchise’s receiving data, plus he has an NFL-record streak of eight straight 1,000-yard seasons to begin his profession. He’s on tempo to make that 9 straight seasons this 12 months, as he got here into Sunday’s recreation towards the Browns needing 329 extra yards with seven video games left to play.
There’s a continuing dialogue concerning the 2014 first-round decide’s place among the many league’s elite receivers, however the numbers don’t lie. He continues to provide 12 months after 12 months, and that has formed right into a reputable Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame case every time he decides to name it quits.