Tom Brady chose to have some amusement with Mike Evans just before his big announcement to “un-retire” on March 13 that broke the internet.
Mike Evans Recalls Brady Telling His First Joke
During a recent conversation with Ari Alexander of KPRC 2 Houston, the star receiver recalled the tale of how the great quarterback informed him of his choice to return to the Buccaneers.
Evans recalled that Brady made his first joke about the costly cost of the 44-year-“last” old’s touchdown ball, which the four-time Pro Bowler famously hurled into the seats after reaching the end zone, the day the news about it surfaced.
Evans then said that the quarterback had sent him a coded message that seemed to indicate that they would work together again in the future.
He writes to him and provides him a tale about how his ball sold for more than $500,000. That’s a bunch of tuition payments, he thinks. To my defense, I didn’t realize you were retiring at that time, I remarked after laughing.
And in response, he simply laughed and wrote, “There will be more touchdowns in our future.” So, I just assume that he’s making me laugh or that I’m ignorant of what he’s talking about.
So, a few moments later, it was revealed that he was returning, and I was delighted,” Evans said.
When questioned about what he felt Brady, who has developed a reputation as a jokester in recent years, intended by his remark, Evans said he didn’t think a comeback would be an alternative.
I didn’t think he was really coming back,” he acknowledged. I figured he was simply having a good time,”
Brady ended his resignation after just over a month, proving to his teammate that he was, of course, not joking around in the least. Brady is a seven-time Super Bowl champion.
The rapport between Brady and Evans has been essential to the Bucs’ success over the last two years, especially during the team’s trip to Super Bowl LV.
And given that Evans connected with the upcoming Hall of Famer for 27 touchdowns and more than 2,000 yards, there is no reason to think that “more touchdowns” won’t be in Evans’ future as he seeks to strengthen his own Hall of Fame case.
Let’s Look Back At Mike Evan’s Past Achievements And History:
Michael Lynn Evans III, an American football wide receiver with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League, was born on August 21, 1993. (NFL).
Evans was selected by the Buccaneers with the seventh overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
He played college football for Texas A&M, where he set a school record with 1,394 receiving yards on 69 receptions. Evans received consensus first-team All-American honors during his time there.
Evans is the first athlete in NFL history to have at minimum 1,000 receiving yards in each of his first eight seasons of play. He defeated the Kansas City Chiefs on February 7, 2021, to win his first Super Bowl title.
On January 26, 2022, Evans was chosen to play in his fourth Pro Bowl as a stand-in for injured Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams.