Aug 17, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) trains at AdventHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

It’s no secret that Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice is one of the best receivers in the history of the game, but Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans is coming for one of his insane, longstanding receiving records.

During his time with the Oakland Raiders, Jerry Rice had more than 1,000 yards receiving in every season from 1986 to 1996 – an NFL record 11 consecutive seasons. It’s a record that nobody has touched since then, but it sure sounds like Mike Evans is at least going to make a run at it.

Evans has over 1,000 receiving yards in each of his first nine seasons in the NFL – which is already the most consecutive 1,000-yard seasons to begin a career. But this week, he made it clear that wants to break Rice’s record.

“I think about it ,” Evans said according to Ari Alexander of KPRC. “It’s right there, so I’m going to definitely try to get that. I’m already one of one right now. I hope I can pass the great Jerry Rice and his record. Obviously nobody will pass his records — probably like ever total. But that 1,000-yard streak record would be cool to have.”

It’s a pretty bold goal, and the NFL world had plenty to say about it on social media as a result.

It will be interesting to see if Evans is able to break the record.

[Ari Alexander]