The star receiver recalled the story during a recent interview with Ari Alexander of KPRC 2 Houston. Evans said Brady first joked with him on the day the news broke about the hefty price tag paid for the 44-year-old’s “final” touchdown ball, which the four-time Pro Bowler infamously tossed in the stands.
Evans then revealed the QB sent him a cryptic message.
“So, he texts me and he sent me an article where his ball sold for over 500 grand … and he’s like, ‘That’s a lot of tuition money.’ I just laughed and then, I said, ‘To my defense, I didn’t know that you were going to retire right then.’ And he just sent back a laughing emoji, saying, ‘There’s more touchdowns in our future.’ So, I’m just thinking that he’s trolling me or I don’t know what he’s talking about. So, a few hours later, it’s announced that he’s coming back and I was happy,” Evans shared.
“I didn’t think he was really coming back,” he said. “I thought he was just playing around.”
Including postseason games, Evans has caught 30 touchdowns from Brady in the last two seasons alone.
Now with Rob Gronkowski retired for the second time, Evans will be needed even more in the offense in 2022.
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