Mike Evans tells Keenan Allen ‘you’re not on my level’ during Twitter fights over NFL Top 100 rankings
Mike Evans and Keenan Allen are among the NFL’s best wide receivers, but how good they are relative to each other is up for debate.
After Allen Evans, Tyreek Hill and Chris Godwin called on Twitter and declared them inferior, he heard back from Evans.
Allen wrote: “Ok I’m tired of biting my tongue … @cheetah @ MikeEvans13_ @chrisgoodwin … (and the list goes on) ARE NOT a better receiver than me! Faster than me … every day from the week but divorce … CHILD PLEASE! “
Evans responded: “You tagged the wrong Chris Godwin lol and don’t be mad at us, we don’t rank or care about em. I like the trust, but be realistic, not at my bro level.”
Hill retweeted both Allen and Evans and acknowledged it back and forth, while Godwin made fun of Allen who had misspelled his name.
You tagged the wrong Chris Godwin lol and don’t be mad at us, we don’t rank or care about them. I like the trust but be realistic you are not on my bro level https://t.co/AONodMpfkW
– Mike Evans (@ MikeEvans13_) July 27, 2020
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Allen also wrote that he was “without a doubt” the best receiver in the AFC West.
The chargers’ view may not be correct in its assessment, even if the confidence is admirable. The comparison is at least close rather than indisputable. In the past three seasons, Allen has averaged 6.3 catches and 78.9 yards per game. Evans averaged 5.1 receptions and 83.7 yards per game over that period, while Hill averaged 5.1 and 81.9. Godwin has only been in the league for three years, which makes a statistical comparison somewhat unfair, but he made a total of 1,333 receiving yards in 2019.
Allen, Evans and Godwin are playing with new quarterbacks this season after the Chargers left Philip Rivers off-season and the Buccaneers replaced Jameis Winston with Tom Brady. Hill continues his collaboration with MVP candidate Patrick Mahomes.
A team could not go wrong with any of the four pass catchers. They each have their own strengths – Allen said he was slower than the rest, but a better route runner – and will likely set monster years in 2020.