Wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers mike evans will have a new quarterback for the 2023 NFL season, but that doesn’t stop the four-time Pro Bowler from thinking big.
Evans has 1,000 receiving yards on each of his nine NFL seasonsmaking him the first player to do so in his first nine years in the league.
Now, Evans is setting his sights on a higher goal.
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rice jerry holds the record for consecutive seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards, surpassing the marker every year from 1986 to 1996.
«I think about it. It’s right there, so I’ll definitely try to get it,» Evans told KPRC 2 Houston. «I’m already one of one right now. I’m hoping I can beat the great Jerry Rice and his record. Obviously, nobody’s going to beat his record, probably like ever, in total. But it would be great to have that 1,000-yard streak.» «
Rice also holds the record for most career 1,000-yard seasons, with 14.
«I should get 1,000 yards if I’m healthy every year,» Evans said. «It’s not that. I want to be one of the best in the league, I want to win games. That’s what matters to me.»
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Evans will enter his first season without tom brady throwing passes to him since 2019 after the seven-time Super Bowl champion retired in February.
First overall selection of 2018 mayfield baker and 2021 second-round pick Kyle Trask will compete in training camp for the starting job.
Mayfield signed a one-year contract in tampa bay following a 2022 season in which he played for the Carolina Panthers and Los Angeles Rams.
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Mayfield was released by the Panthers after starting only six games, but signed with the Rams and started four games for LA.
«Listen, I’ll never be Tom Brady,» Mayfield said in his introductory press conference, according to ESPN. «There’s a reason he’s won so many Super Bowls. He’s the greatest of all time. There’s no question about that. I’m not going to try to be Tom. I’m going to be me. That’s what got me here.» . spot. We’re going to do it differently, but that’s what makes this league so special. Each one puts his own touch on it.»
Tampa Bay begins training camp on July 30.