Chris Evans has been dealing with a suspension due to academic issues that lasts through the 2019 season with Michigan football, but the running back may be hinting that a return to the field in 2020 is in the cards.
Evans took to social media and shared the following message:
Shortly after that, some of his teammates chimed in.
They done free’d my boy ♂️ God is good my boy https://t.co/DPU2H2Y5fN— Josh Uche (@_Uche35) November 7, 2019
According to the Michigan Daily’s Ethan Sears, a Michigan spokesman said there was nothing to report on the Evans front. Obviously, the social media activity would suggest otherwise.
Head coach Jim Harbaugh said at the beginning of spring practices that there was a chance that Evans could be back with the team in 2020, which would be his fifth and final year of eligibility at Michigan.
Evans was Michigan’s second-leading rusher in 2018 and finished with 423 yards on 81 carries and four touchdowns, along with 18 catches for 148 yards and a score through the air.
Knowing how Harbaugh and his team approach the season and the task at hand, it seems unlikely that Evans’ situation would be addressed before the end of the 2019 season, which includes the bowl game. Evans told The Detroit News in the spring that his suspension is set to expire in January 2020.
At the very least, the door appears open for Evans to rejoin the backfield that would include Zach Charbonnet and Hassan Haskins, among others, for the 2020 season.