Mike Evans is having the best season of his career, and just went over 1,000 receiving yards for the third season in a row. He joins a very limited and elite club of receivers, becoming only the fourth in NFL history to start his career with three 1,000-yard seasons, according to ESPN.
Mike Evans is the 4th player in NFL history w/ 1,000 receiving yards in each of his 1st 3 seasons (John Jefferson, A.J. Green & Randy Moss). pic.twitter.com/TF81pM8NRu— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 27, 2016
That’s one Hall of Famer in Randy Moss, one receiver who appears destined for the Hall of Fame if he only keeps it up in A.J. Green (he’ll almost certainly have his sixth 1,000+-yard season of his career this year) and...someone whose production crashed after season three in John Jefferson.
I wouldn’t worry too much about Jefferson: he cratered largely because he went from the then very pass-happy San Diego Chargers to the much less pass-happy and much less productive Green Bay Packers in 1981. And he still made a Pro Bowl in the strike-shortened 1982 season.
Evans is a star, and should make his first Pro Bowl this year. He and Jameis Winston look to have a very long and very productive future together, and it’s a lot of fun to watch.