Evans on Losing Adam Humphries and DeSean Jackson2 min read
Picture credit: Bucs WR Mike Evans - Photo by Cliff Welch/Pewter Report
During his press conference at volunteer workouts, Mike Evans was asked about Adam Humphries, and he stated that he was happy for Humphries and that he is going to miss.
“Obviously happy for him. That’s a life-changing amount of money from what he was getting paid to what he is getting paid now and deservingly so. He deserves every penny and probably more. I wish I could have been able to help negotiate his contract a little bit so we can get him back cuz I love that dude so much. He helped out our team a lot. I’m going to miss him, and I think he will be a great player in Tennessee.”
Evans went on to talk about the loss of DeSean Jackson and Humphries and how they were hurtful, but that Tampa was already stacked with talented players.
“Losing D Jax and Humph were big blows. But we have a lot of playmakers. We already had a lot of playmakers before at the tightened position and the running back position. We got Breshad, and then the draft coming up, but we are going to one of the best-receiving groups again this year.”
I know that many feel the same way he does. While Humphries was here, he was one of the better slot receivers in the league. Unfortunately, the salary cap situation is a mess, and there was no way the Bucs could afford an $8 million slot receiver. To soften the blow of losing Humphries, GM Jason Licht signed the speedy Breshad Perriman, who’s forty-time has been clocked at 4.22 and even lower unofficially. Hopefully, Winston develops the same chemistry with Perriman as he did with Humphries as this team has the potential to have a dynamic offense.