Evans Gives Bucs Piece to Build Around

The Bucs beat the Redskins on Sunday 27-7 to go to 2-8 on the season, but it was the play of Mike Evans that should have Bucs fans excited about the future.

The Bucs beat the Redskins on Sunday 27-7 to go to 2-8 on the season, but it was the play of Mike Evans that should have Bucs fans excited about the future.

Mike Evans ended Sunday's game with 7 receptions for 209 yards and 2 touchdowns. Evans is the 1st rookie in NFL history with 7+ receptions, 100+ receiving yards, and at least one touchdown in 3 consecutive games. Evans ability to make tough catches over the middle of the field while also being able to stretch a defense deep shows the potential of Evans becoming one of the elite receivers in the NFL over time.

The Bucs ended Sunday's game against the Redskins with 329 total net yards. Evans'209 yards accounted for 2/3 of the Bucs offense.

While Josh McCown had a decent game throwing it up to his best playmaker, this game actually magnifies what a franchise quarterback could do for a Bucs team playing meaningless games the rest of 2014. If the Bucs found themselves a true franchise quarterback, they'd be in position to have one of the most dynamic QB-WR duos in the NFL for the next decade with the emergence of Mike Evans.

A win does hurt the Bucs draft positioning a bit, but if they continue their losing ways the rest of the season, they should still be in a good position to address their greatest need. If they aren't in a position to simply draft a potential franchise quarterback, this might be the off-season where the Bucs pull the trigger on a major trade to ensure they are in position to draft a top quarterback. They could do that, or just mire in mediocrity for the rest of time as well. Their choice!


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