2017 Player Recap: Adam Humphries

2017 Player Recap: Adam Humphries

2017 Player Recap: Adam Humphries

It’s no secret that Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston had his pick of targets throughout the 2017 season. It’s also no secret that his top two targets were wide receiver Mike Evans and wide receiver DeSean Jackson. But what about his third target?

That would be wide receiver Adam Humphries, the third-year player out of Clemson. Humphries has been targeted 83 times the past two seasons, but caught more passes for more yards in 2017. His 61 catches were up from 55 in 2016. His yardage on the season was up from 622 to 631. And in 2017, his catch percentage sits at an impressive 73.5 percent, good for third among all receivers in the NFL with a minimum of 50 receptions.

It’s safe to say Humphries is improving as he and Winston continue to build their relationship and he becomes more comfortable in Head Coach Dirk Koetter’s offense, a system he’s been in since 2015 when Koetter was offensive coordinator and Humphries was in his first season.

The improvement was evident with just this past season as the sample size. Humphries most productive game came on the last game of the year against New Orleans. He caught seven passes for a career-high 102 yards. He and rookie wide receiver Chris Godwin were the first Buccaneers teammates to eclipse 100 yards in the same game since September of the 2016 season, when Mike Evans and Humphries did it against the L.A. Rams in Week 3. Humphries also caught his longest pass of the season in the third quarter of the game against the Saints. Winston hit Humphries in stride down the left sideline as the 5-foot-11 receiver nabbed some yards after catch for a 43-play before he was pushed out of bounds.

During Week 15 at home against Atlanta on Monday Night Football, Humphries scored his lone touchdown of the season. The 16-yard grab came as Winston scrambled right and hit Humphries in the back of the end zone, pulling the Bucs within three of the Falcons in the fourth quarter. In fact, two of Humphries four career touchdowns have come against the division-rival.

Speaking of home appearances, along with his roommates tight end Cameron Brate and quarterback Ryan Griffin, Humphries takes you on a tour of his pad in a Three Buccaneers edition of TBB Cribs. Check it out here.

Humphries ended the 2017 season with 61 catches for 631 yards on 83 targets, a 73.5 catch percentage, a 10.34 yards per catch average and one touchdown.

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Published at Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:30:00 +0000