Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers agree to 2-year, $52 million extension

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ star wide receiver, Mike Evans, has inked a notable two-year contract extension worth $52 million, with $35 million guaranteed, as reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Tampa Bay, Florida, USA, January 1, 2023, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wide Receiver Mike Evans #13 receives a pass from Tom Brady and make a touch down at Raymond James Stadium. (Photo Credit: Marty Jean-Louis)

Schefter highlights that Evans’ annual salary of $26 million marks a record for wide receivers of his tenure and contract status. General Manager Jason Licht, expressing a desire to retain Evans long-term, reiterated his commitment during last week’s NFL scouting combine. Talks of extension began earlier but culminated after Evans hinted at exploring free agency.

Evans, a mainstay since his 2014 debut, boasts an impressive track record with ten consecutive seasons of over 1,000 receiving yards. His stellar performance places him among NFL legends, including Jerry Rice. His return sets the stage for negotiations with quarterback Baker Mayfield and safety Antoine Winfield Jr.

Evans’ enduring impact solidifies his status as a cornerstone for the Buccaneers, aligning with Licht’s vision for the team’s future.

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