Somebody tell Jed York to search for his lease on Levi’s Stadium, because I have a feeling it’s in the back pocket of Tanner McEvoy’s bootcut slim fit Wrangler jeans.
McEvoy once again dominated the San Francisco 49ers on their home turf, catching two of two targets for 31 yards against Seattle’s rivals of yesteryear. He had just nine snaps, meaning he caught a pass on 22.2% of his appearances on the field — I mean, come on San Fran, can’t you recognize that when he’s on the grass you need to cover the Seahawks’ deadliest predator?
That included a 7-yard catch on a 3rd-and-5, and this 24-yarder that helped set Seattle up for their second touchdown of the game two plays later:
Now, this may just sound like another day at the office from the guy who brought you this:
Tanner McEvoy with the big hit, forced fumble. pic.twitter.com/bfF5KTO5Q9— Matt O'Brien (@mattobrien31) October 29, 2017
but actually it just so happens that McEvoy always dominates in Levi’s Stadium.
The two targets matches a career-high for McEvoy, as does the two receptions. The first and last time he’s had a cool 2-for-2 day? January 1, 2017, Week 17 at San Francisco. That’s when McEvoy had two targets, two catches, and 16 yards against the 49ers in a 25-23 win for the Seahawks; McEvoy had a 9-yard catch on 3rd-and-8 and a 7-yard catch on 2nd-and-8 on Seattle’s final drive to help them seal the win.
Ding dong, the dominator has arrived.
En total, that means that McEvoy has four targets, four catches, and 47 yards in Santa Clara and 15 targets, nine catches, and 187 yards everywhere else. That’s 20% of his career yards in a stadium that he’s only played 8% of his games. That’s a catch rate of 100 at Levi’s compared to a catch rate of 60 at any non-Jeans designated stadium.
Clearly McEvoy is on that Antonio Brown-level tip when he’s feasting on the red and gold in their newborn baby digs -- as soon as he’s able to figure out a way to catch 100% of his targets everywhere else, he’ll be unstoppable. Next stop: A game with three catches.