It seems that WR Mike Evans could take on an added responsibility and that’s playing in the secondary as a DB.
In last year’s Pro Bowl Evans got the chance to play cornerback and had success coming up with a pass defense and an interception.
“You’ll still see him on the field as the team’s ‘X’ receiver with the offense, but now, he’s also going to be rolling with the defense. What started as a joke of a tweet earlier last month has now turned into reality.”
Evans had this to say,
“I’m just a competitor. I always want to be on the field. It bugs me having to be on the sidelines while the defense is out there. When I got my shot at corner in the Pro Bowl, it was really to put people on notice that I can defend with the best of them. Literally.”
If Evans does play a double role, he will be the first player to do so since Chuck Bednarik did it in 1949 playing linebacker and center.
“I know that it’s going to take a lot of conditioning on my part, both mentally and physically. Fortnite has definitely been a big help, forcing me to concentrate on one thing continuously for a long period of time with no breaks. Seriously, ask my wife. Physically, I got into great shape last year and so I’ll work with the training staff to take that to the next level.”
So there it is, Mike Evans will utilize his Fortnite skills on the football field, and as a result, it should take his NFL skills to the next level.