Podcast: Future HOF'er Jahri Evans on life in the trenches, Saints, Rodgers, Jameis...
A fun hour with the longtime New Orleans Saints guard who also spent a year in Green Bay.
No way is Drew Brees breaking record after record at quarterback without Jahri Evans right in front of him for a decade-plus. Count on seeing this offensive guard in the Pro Football Hall of Fame one day.
Evans joined the Go Long Podcast this week to relive some old war stories in the trenches. It was a fun conversation.
A few topics we discussed with my co-host, Jim Monos:
Evans’ unlikely rise to the NFL. Monos’ Dad actually coached Evans in college at Bloomsburg University. So Monos, a scout with the Saints then, had a feeling Evans would be special. Evans started right away and never looked back.
The best defensive tackles he’s ever faced.
How Sean Payton prepared the Saints for that legendary onside kick call in the Super Bowl vs. Indianapolis.
Playing with Aaron Rodgers. Evans spent his final NFL season, in 2017, with the Packers. He provides a unique perspective on Rodgers and what could possibly be going through his head right now.
How he sees the Saints navigating life post-Drew Brees. Evans believes in Jameis Winston, that’s for sure.
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