Super Bowl 55: 5 Chiefs, Bucs players SF 49ers fans can root for
By Peter Panacy
No. 1: Buccaneers Wide Receiver Mike Evans
It’s one thing to pull for players who are just so dynamic to watch. It’s another thing to root for players who have been around a while but have never come close to winning a Super Bowl.
In the case of Buccaneers three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Evans, it’s both.
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Evans made his postseason debut this year after spending essentially each season wallowing in mediocrity with the Bucs after they selected him No. 7 overall in the 2014 NFL Draft. While he was always an excellent player, Tampa Bay was far from an excellent team.
One can only wonder what kind of impact he might have had on other playoff-bound teams between now and then.
It’s now, however, and Evans has already made his presence felt this postseason, including a six-catch, 119-yard game against the Washington Football Team in the Wild Card round.
If Evans winds up putting up massive numbers in the Super Bowl, there’s a good chance the Buccaneers win. And there’s an equally good chance Evans, not Tom Brady, would wind up with Super Bowl MVP honors, too.
Super Bowl 55 kicks off on Sunday, Feb. 7 at 6:40 p.m. ET from Raymond James Stadium.