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Brady already one of my favourite team-mates – Bucs' Evans hails 'GOAT'

By Sports Desk August 18, 2020

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans said Tom Brady is already one of his favourite team-mates as he lauded the legendary NFL quarterback.

Brady swapped the New England Patriots for the Buccaneers via NFL free agency following 20 seasons in Foxborough, where he won six Super Bowl championships.

The 43-year-old quarterback and three-time MVP is already making an impact in Tampa Bay, where he has impressed Evans.

"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 on Tuesday.

"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 favourite team-mates, 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."

Evans – a three-time Pro Bowler – is on the cusp of his seventh successive 1,000-yard season to start his career in the NFL.

The 26-year-old made 13 appearances last season, tallying 1,157 yards for eight touchdowns.

"It's cool. He's trying to turn me into a living legend as well, so I'm appreciative of that," Evans said of Brady.

The Buccaneers will open their season against the New Orleans Saints on September 13.

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