They say Mike Evans is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL.
The highlights, clips and stats all say this. Evans goes out and catches passes against other players, sometimes in dominant fashion, but to people who watch the Saints and nothing else, he’s just that guy who had a good game that one time. Sort of like Allen Lazard or John Brown.
That’s because Marshon Lattimore is here.
If you could condense his career down to the eight games when he’s faced Evans, you might be able to make a case that he’s one of the greatest cornerbacks ever to live. If you erase the 2018 season opener from the equation, there is no might or maybe about it.
He’s been that good, but let’s quantify just how good he really is against the Buccaneers.