From 2017 to 2019, the former Texas A&M standout had 21 total touchdowns.
But in 2020 alone, Evans caught 13 touchdown passes and finished with 1,006 yards.
Last season, he had 14 touchdowns and 1,035 yards.
Those totals kept his streak of 1,000-yard seasons intact and he is poised to reach that milestone again with Brady returning for another campaign.
Yet even though it’s old news that the seven-time Super Bowl winner is back, the way he confirmed his return to Evans hasn’t been told until now.
Mike Evans was confused like the rest of us when Brady unretired. 😅 pic.twitter.com/1r1u4wCjN5
— theScore (@theScore) July 4, 2022
He thought that Brady was trolling him about his return because he sent a link to an article of his last touchdown ball selling for over $500,000.
For full disclosure, that transaction has been canceled.
Going back, Evans didn’t know that the Divisional Round loss to the Los Angeles Rams would be his last game.
To which Brady responded with, “there’s more touchdowns in our future.”
Evans must have found a sudden rush of energy at that moment after knowing that Brady will play for another season.
The Buccaneers Offense Remains Intact
While Rob Gronkowski also announced his retirement, some football fans are speculating that he will come back once Brady compels him to do so.
But if he stays retired for good, Tampa Bay still has a solid tight end in Cameron Brate.
Both Godwin and Fournette signed three-year deals to remain with the Buccaneers.
In that case, do they know something that the rest of the NFL doesn’t regarding Brady’s future plans?
If he was able to play 22 seasons, he can still perform at a high level over the next three.
With his targets returning, it isn’t impossible for Brady to have another 5,000-yard season in 2022.