Tampa Bay Buccaneers star wide receiver Mike Evans is absolutely enjoying working with his new quarterback Tom Brady as he says the six-time Super Bowl champion is the "greatest of all time." Brady, who spent his first 20 NFL seasons with the New England Patriots, is now hoping to win a seventh Super Bowl with the Buccaneers.
"He's the GOAT, on and off the field. It's crazy. He's a superstar -- the most accomplished player in our game in history, and he's just like everybody else," Evans said of Brady, per ESPN. "He just works extremely hard, he's always taking care of his body.
He loves his family. He loves family time. He's just cool. He's a real down-to-earth guy. "He's already up there as one of my favorite teammates, and we've only had a few practices together. So that says a lot.
I'm learning a lot from him and hopefully we can tear it up this year."
Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians hopes Evans and Brady will form a great duo
At the age of 43, Brady is still able to release the ball fastly and Evans, as well as several other receivers, had difficulties in practice with that.
"He [Evans] came back and he understood right away [what he did wrong]," Arians said of Evans. "He thought he was gonna out-run the guy, rather than just take it right now and get the first down." Evans has been arguably a top-5 receiver in the game for over the last two years and coach Arians hopes Brady will him help him become even better.
"Just the little things. Like in the second year of the offense -- the intricacies, the little things like that, I'd like to see Mike do, which he is doing every single day," Arians said. "You can't ask for much more out of him."
Buccaneers wide receivers coach Kevin Garver also thinks working eith Brady will have a positive effect on Evans. "I think that's the No. 1 thing that'll help Mike," Garver said. "And then just the little things -- little things, that's really what I've been stressing with Mike all offseason -- getting at the right depths, being in the right catch reception area, using the right technique.
"I think those are the things that Mike's focusing on, so obviously he's gotta do those things on his own, but I think playing with a guy like Tom, I think that it does help from a motivational standpoint when you're playing with a quarterback of his caliber."