The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will not be extending wide receiver Mike Evans a contract extension. As reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Evans will play the 2023 season with the Bucs. He plans on exploring his options in free agency in 2024.
Buccaneers and WR Mike Evans officially will not be extending his deal by today’s player-imposed deadline, per league sources. Evans now will be playing on the last year of his contract and plans to explore his free-agent options in 2024.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 9, 2023
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports the team has no plans on trading the 30-year-old star receiver. There has been no contact between the Buccaneers and Evans’ camp regarding an extension reportedly.
The #Bucs do not plan to trade Mike Evans, per sources. He’s GM Jason Licht’s first draft pick in Tampa and a pillar there on and off the field.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) September 9, 2023
As it stands Evans might be playing his last season as a Buccaneer. This is obviously frustrating for the Buccaneers’ faithful. The thought of Evans wearing another team’s uniform just doesn’t seem right. But at the end of the day, this is a business.