Tom Brady: Mike Evans will be a Hall of Famer
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) celebrates with quarterback Tom Brady (12). Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Brady: Mike Evans will be a Hall of Famer

During his weekly appearance on SiriusXM's "Mad Dog Radio" show, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady praised his receiving group, calling his wideouts "unselfish."

Brady acknowledged that, oftentimes, receivers demand to be thrown the ball. However, he said none of his Bucs teammates are selfish and do that, even if they might have low yardage on minimal targets.

During Week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys, Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown were Brady's leading men, combining for 226 yards and two touchdowns. Rob Gronkowski also had 90 yards and two scores. 

Mike Evans, meanwhile, had just three catches for 24 yards on six targets. Brady acknowledged Evans' low numbers during his weekly radio show appearance, insisting his time is coming while also praising the veteran wide receiver.

"Mike didn't have as many [yards] but Mike's going to get his, I have no doubt," Brady said, according to JoeBucsFan.com. "He had an incredible [training] camp. He's one of the great all-time receivers and will be a Hall of Famer at some point. For me it's just a matter of finding the open guy."

Evans was Brady's favorite target during his first season in Tampa in 2020. The 28-year-old had 70 catches on 109 targets for 1,006 yards and a career-high 13 touchdowns.

While he might not have been utilized as much during Week 1, Evans should see more targets in the near future. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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