“He’s Just Playing Chess”- Buccaneers’ Wide Receiver Mike Evans in Awe of Tom Brady

Published 01/21/2021, 9:52 AM EST
Jan 3, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts after they score a touchdown during the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


After a tough outing against Ron Rivera’s Washington Football Team in the Wild Card Round, the Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers faced another tough challenge in the form of NFC South champions, New Orleans Saints, last weekend. Both teams were level at 20-each heading into the 4th quarter.

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That’s when Brady and Co. upped the ante and went for the kill. Ultimately, it was Bruce Arians’ team who emerged victorious with a 20-30 scoreline.

In doing so, the Buccaneers confirmed their spot in this year’s NFC Championship game at Lambeau Field against the Aaron Rodgers-led Green Bay Packers.

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Mike Evans lauds Tom Brady ahead of NFC Championship game

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wideout Mike Evans painted a focused figure ahead of Sunday’s NFC Championship game in Wisconsin.

The experienced wide receiver singled out 6-time Super Bowl champion, Tom Brady, for special recognition after the latter enjoyed a blistering start to his Buccaneers tenure.

He said, “I mean, he’s, he’s the greatest player ever played the game. I mean, that’s, that’s how you add him on any roster. And I’m sure the outcome would be somewhere like this. He always gives teams to the playoffs… He’s a winner.

“He’s a natural-born winner leader. You know, all that, you know, at this point in his career, he’s just playing chess. And we’re definitely very happy that he’s on our side,” Evans said earlier this week.

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The Bucs will not have their work cut out for them as the Packers aim to return to the Super Bowl for the first time since 2011.

After a gap of exactly 10 years, the 2-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers is one step away from winning a potential second Lombardi Trophy.

But 43-year-old Tom Brady has already shown he is hungry for more. This battle is going to be one for the ages, make sure you tune in.

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