While the Texas A&M football team itself did not gain entrance to the College Football Playoff, some former Aggies are participating in playoffs of their own — the NFL Playoffs. While it’s not much of a consolation, it’s good to see former TAMU football players competing in meaningful football.
One player, in particular, showed out in his first playoff game of the season.
I’m talking about Mike Evans. In College Station, Evans was known as the top target for the best player in college football. Now he’s doing the same in the pros, catching passes from Tom Brady as his team looks ready to make a Super Bowl run.
Mike Evans is recreating some of his Texas A&M football magic with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
In all likelihood, most football fans hardly even remember Mike Evans’ time with the Texas A&M football team. The former Aggie wideout was in College Station from 2012 through 2013 before departing for the NFL Draft.
In two years, Evans accumulated 2,499 yards with 17 touchdown receptions, instantly becoming one of the best wide receivers in A&M history. He’s been even better at the NFL level.
In fact, Mike Evans has been in the NFL for eight seasons and hasn’t fallen short of 1,000 yards a single time. He’s been as elite as NFL wideouts come and thus far, the NFL Playoffs are no exception to this.
In the Bucs’ Wild Card game, Mike Evans stood out as the best pass-catcher in the game. Heck, he was the best overall player not named Tom Brady on the night, pulling in nine receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown on the night.
His touchdown came at the perfect time for the Bucs, virtually ending the game. After Jalen Hurts threw an interception, Tom Brady dished a dime to Mike Evans on a single-play scoring drive that gave Tampa Bay a 31-0 lead. Make no mistake, this touchdown ended the game.
The Buccaneers currently look like a team that should be considered a Super Bowl favorite — who would complain about more Mike Evans exposure at the highest level? The Aggie wideout should continue to tear up the postseason.