Mike Evans: Tom Brady is the GOAT for a reason

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Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans never reached the postseason through his first six years as a pro.

Then Tom Brady chose Tampa Bay and everything changed.

After winning the Super Bowl on Sunday, Evans credited Brady for coming in and changing the culture to help lead the Buccaneers to a championship.

“It’s hard to do what he did, to come without an offseason, learn a new system as a quarterback — the hardest position in all of team sports — and to just pick it up like he’s been running this offense for a long time,” Evans said. “Obviously we got better as the year went on, but man, Tom’s the GOAT for a reason. He played great all year. We needed him to do that and we got the goal that we were aiming for.”

Evans said the difference with Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski didn’t take long to notice.

“It was instant. If you add Tom Brady, the greatest quarterback of all time, that’s going to do it itself,” Evans said. “We have a lot of great players around him. If you give the G.O.A.T. all these players it’s going to work out and it did. We fought hard all season. We were learning on the fly, week-to-week. We were a new team and we got the job done — it feels amazing.”

Evans had one catch for 31 yards in Super Bowl LV, but the most important thing he’ll take away from the experience is a ring.

6 responses to “Mike Evans: Tom Brady is the GOAT for a reason

  1. To win the SB you first have to get there – Evans was a huge contributor to getting there. Did not matter that he only had one catch – the Goal was SBLV Victory!!!!!

  2. It really is amazing that Brady goes to a different team, in a different conference, with basically no preseason prep and wins another superbowl…in his first year! He’s the GOAT, and we’ll NEVER see this again. And he’s not done yet. Maybe he’ll decide to retire once he has a ring for every finger…he just needs one more for that.

  3. There is no denying Brady provided the needed leadership but the defense demolished Brees, Rodgers and Mahomes. The defensive line was the SB MVP.

  4. The NFL MVP should be given for great leadership qualities and not based on an individual’s stats.

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