The Buccaneers and wide receiver Mike Evans have reportedly reached a deal on an extension. ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news via Twitter.
Buccaneers’ WR Mike Evans agreed to a 5-year, $82.5 million extension that includes $55 million guaranteed, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2018
Evans now under contract through 2023 season.
The reported deal will average under $17-million per season. His contract extension places him just under Pittsburgh Wide Receiver Antonio Brown, per Over The Cap.
Evans, 24, posted his fourth consecutive 1,000-yard receiving season in 2017. The 2014 seventh overall pick holds the franchise record for most touchdowns by a rookie (12 in 2014) and most receiving yards per game in his career with just over 75 yards.
Evans took to Instagram to post a message about his extension.
Bucs Nation, I’m excited to announce I will be spending the next several seasons in Tampa Bay with the Buccaneers with one goal in mind: winning a Super Bowl with my teammates. I want to thank the Bucs, from the owners to the front office, for believing in me and allowing me to take care of my family. I want to also thank my agents; Deryk Gilmore and Darren Jones for all of their hard work. I’m going to continue to strive for greatness on the field as well as in my community. #BUCSNATION! Check out details of the deal on www.MikeEvansOfficial.com