When Mike Evans was growing up and dreaming of the NFL, his favorite wide receiver was Randy Moss, the eventual Hall-of-Famer who burst right onto the scene as one of the league’s best players in 1998. Now Evans shares an accomplishment with Moss that only one other player in league history can claim.
In the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 27-9 win over San Francisco on Sunday, Evans led his team with six receptions for 116 yards, in the process pushing his 2018 season total to 1,073. In doing so, he joined Moss and current Cincinnati star A.J. Green as the only players in NFL history to begin their careers with five consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons.
Even including players who had four such seasons in their first five NFL campaigns still generates a relatively short and extremely star-studded list of names.