Mike Evans joins Randy Moss as only players with six 1,000-yard seasons to open career

AP

Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans made some history with his first catch of Sunday’s game against the Falcons.

Evans picked up 17 yards on a pass from quarterback Jameis Winston in the second quarter of the game and that moved him over 1,000 receiving yards for the season. It’s the sixth time in six NFL seasons that Evans has reached that milestone, which leaves him in select company.

Randy Moss is the only other wideout who has put together six straight 1,000-yard seasons to open his NFL career. Buccaneers wideout Chris Godwin also crossed the 1,000-yard mark during Sunday’s 35-22 win.

Evans said during the week that it would mean a lot for him to join Moss in that group. He added, via the Tampa Bay Times, that he hopes to “stay healthy next year and surpass him” as the first player to go 7-for-7 to start his career.

6 responses to “Mike Evans joins Randy Moss as only players with six 1,000-yard seasons to open career

  1. I don’t like using words like “surpass”, when you’re playing in an era that is much more pass friendly. Mike Evans is a stud, and I don’t mean any disrespect. I’d take him on my team in any era. What he’s done is phenomenal, and he might have even been better back in the days when Moss was playing. His skillset would be awesome in any era. The NFL toady is almost a completely different sport regarding passing and receiving stats, than what it was before all the rules changes designed to help the passing game. That’s not Mike’s fault, but it’s just not a realistic comparison.

  2. Anytime my team has played the Bucs he had great games. Tough catches, high yardage and a matchup nightmare in the red zone. But when people talk about the best receivers in football his name doesn’t even come up when you’re talking the top 10? It can’t be because of his teams record. Odell gets mentioned top 3 with Giants-Browns

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