Michigan Wolverines running back Chris Evans has reportedly decided on 2021 and he’s going to be pursuing an NFL career.

He will not be returning to Michigan for an extra year, according to a report by Rainer Sabin of the Detroit Free Press:

According to Sabin, he spoke to someone close to Evans about the decision:

“I think for Chris it was a no-brainer,” a source close to Evans said. “Obviously at that position, you have a short shelf life and I think the has the skills to succeed.”

Evans didn’t play a lot for the Wolverines this season as he only had 16 carries for 73 yards and a touchdown. The lone touchdown came in Michigan’s opening game of the season against Minnesota, which was a 49-24 win.

In 2019, Evans actually wasn’t on the team at all due to undisclosed reasons though the assumption is that it was academics, according to Sabin in the article.

We’ll have to see when (or if) Evans is picked in the 2021 NFL Draft when it comes around in April.

It now looks like the Wolverines will be without Evans and Christian Turner after Turner previously announced his intentions to hit the transfer portal. However, the backfield should be in good hands with Hassan Haskins and Zach Charbonnet likely back for Michigan in 2021.