Three time Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Evans is in discussions with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a third contract restructure. As reported by ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Evans’ restructure will allow the team to free up a little more cap space for the 2021 season.
Bucs are working on a contract restructure for star receiver Mike Evans, per source. This will be a simple restructure to give Tampa Bay more cap space for Super Bowl repeat efforts.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) August 31, 2021
Evans is set to have a cap hit of $16,637,500 this season. His cap number will increase about 2 million over the next two seasons before his contract ends in 2024. As Greg Auman of the Athletic has pointed out, Evans could easily play out the rest of his contract with the Buccaneers avoiding any dead money at the end.
Evans has done this multiple times in the past to free up cap space — as longterm contracts go, he's a safe bet to be able to play in Tampa to the end and avoid dead money that can come with a restructuring. https://t.co/YN6oDK3s7E
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) August 31, 2021
As far as being a team player goes, there’s no better example than Evans. His consistency on the field with his NFL record-setting seven straight seasons with 1,000 yards makes him arguably one of the best receivers to come out of the 2014 NFL Draft.
The Buccaneers will attempt to go for two in 2021as they’ve brought back all 22 starters from Super Bowl LV. They have become the first team to do so since 1979. With a full season with Tom Brady under their belts, the Bucs looked primed to accomplish their goal.
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