Tampa, Florida – In a cruel twist of fate in the next play after becoming the first NFL player to score 1,000 yards in each of its first seven seasons, the Tampa Bay Pirate Broadcast receiver Mike Evans He suffered a left knee injury, which put his playoff position at risk.
After being examined at Raymond James Stadium, Evans was taken for an MRI scan, according to two sources familiar with the situation.
With 24 seconds remaining in the first quarter, Pro Bowler cut three times inside to pick up what would have been a 10-yard pass and extend his left knee excessively, with the ball and Evans dropping to the ground. He sat for several seconds writhing in pain before being helped off the field, unable to put any weight on his left leg. He was transported to the locker room in a cart and later excluded from the game.
In an earlier play, the scoreboard flashed “1000” along with the years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 – all the years that Evans finished with 1,000 yards.
Evans needed 40 yards to set the record on Sunday, and he took a pass from 20 yards Tom Brady To reach 46, as fans quickly jump to their feet.
With 10 wins, Bucs had already clinched a tipping point ahead of Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons but are fighting for the fifth seed. Coach Bruce Arians said last week that he hopes Evans can clinch the record after that so he can sit down with him at Week 17.
Now his future status is uncertain. Evans has been Bucs’ # 1 broadband receiver for the past several years, grabbing the attention of opposing defenses with shadow and dual coverage. It was also Brady’s most valuable goal in the first year of quarterback in Tampa Bay, earning 13 leading touch assists for the team.