Bruce Arians says Mike Evans willing to sacrifice money to keep Tampa's run going, calls receiver 'most unselfish superstar I’ve ever met'
Mike Evans earned his first Super Bowl ring over the weekend and is eager to do everything in his power to help his franchise win another Lombardi Trophy.
Even if that means giving up some of his own money.
That’s the way Tampa Bay head coach Bruce Arians tells it following the franchise’s 31-9 win over Kansas City in Super Bowl 55.
“Mike Evans is the most unselfish superstar I’ve ever met. He’s told us to use some of his money if we need to contracts to keep the team together,” Arians said to Peter King of NBC Sports after the game. “And Gronk—never once all season did he ever say a word about getting the ball more, even though he might get one pass, two passes in games. He just blocks his ass off, and when I’d say to him, ‘You okay?’ he’d say, ‘I’m good, coach. I’m good.’ ”
According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, this isn’t the first time Evans has made a similar offer to help out the Bucs.
Check out Garafolo’s recollection of Evans’ making this offer to the Bucs once before during the receiver’s NFL career:
From NFL Now on @nflnetwork: With @peter_king reporting Mike Evans told the #Buccaneers to take back some money to pay other players, note that this is not the first time Evans has had such a charitable spirit. Actually made a similar offer even before Tom Brady arrived. pic.twitter.com/8o4OIBkskH
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 8, 2021