Buccaneers WR Mike Evans Breaks Receiving Record Previously Held by Randy Moss

Published 01/03/2021, 2:38 PM EST
Jan 3, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (14) is congratulated by running back Leonard Fournette (28) and wide receiver Mike Evans (13) after scoring a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans has always been a special talent. Known for his athleticism and ability to make near impossible catches, the WR drafted by the Buccaneers back in 2014 recently broke an all-time NFL record previously held by the legendary Randy Moss.

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Yardage machine gets the all-time record

During the Buccaneers Week 17 game against the Atlanta Falcons, Mike Evans became the first player in NFL history to record 1,000+ receiving yards in each of his first 7 seasons.

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A remarkable feat eclipsing the record set by Randy Moss. Moss, a 4-time All-Pro and NFL Hall of Famer, finished his 7th season in the league with 767 yards.

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Mike Evans is in a league of his own. A 3-time Pro Bowler, Evans has been leading the charge for the Buccaneers offense for some time now.

The wide receiver took to the field on Sunday with 40 yards to reach the milestone. And he reached it with his 3rd reception of the game.

With 13 touchdowns to his name, the 2020 season with Brady in the pocket has been a personal best for him as well. What’s more, he now also holds the franchise’s record for single-season touchdown receptions.

An injury derails celebrations for Mike Evans

Evans celebrations were unfortunately short-lived. Soon after breaking the record, Evans stumbled to an injury. While running a route in the Falcons endzone to receive a pass from Brady, Evans slipped on the turf and injured his left knee.

What would have been touchdown #14 for Evans saw him hobbling off the field instead. The slip on the wet turf has now left Bucs fans anxious about their leading wide receiver. While a place in the Playoffs has been confirmed for the Buccaneers, the status of Evans’ injury remains unknown.

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The Buccaneers who have managed to reach the postseason for the first time since 2007, will dearly miss the wide receiver if the injury is a serious one.

The wide receiver leads his team in receiving yards and is their go-to playmaker in crunch situations. Buccaneers fans will now have to wait for an update with bated breath.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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