Buccaneers working on restructured contract with Mike Evans
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are currently working on restructuring the contract of perennial 1,000-yard wide receiver Mike Evans. The deal will help clear cap space for the Buccaneers.
Jason Licht and the Buccaneers have had a masterful offseason, able to retain all 22 starters and change form their Super Bowl championship roster, the first team ever to do so. The main reason for this was the re-signing, and restructuring, of those players to more team-friendly deals. Evans appears to be the latest player to do so, currently working with the team to restructure his contract, and not for the first time.
Evans has been a staple of the Bucs since being drafted seventh overall in the 2014 NFL Draft. He’s seen it all, and has reached 1,000 yards receiving each and every season he’s been in the league, the first player ever to accomplish such a feat. Since he’s been around the block, he’s also an ultimate team-guy, especially now that the team is enjoying success. This imminent contract-restructure is just the latest example.
Evans, currently has three years left on his five-year, $82.5 million extension. His cap hit is also a team-high $16.637 million. Currently, the Bucs only have $270,339 in cap space, so they need all the help they can get.
There are still waivers to potentially be claimed, not to mention impending veteran free agents going into 2022 the team hopes to re-sign like Ryan Jensen, William Gholston, Carlton Davis, and Jordan Whitehead just to name a few. There’s also the Chris Godwin situation as well to consider.
The Bucs were able to re-sign all of their potential feee agents during the 2021 offseason thanks to re-worked deals, and it appears Mike Evans is ready to give the Buccaneers a head start on the 2022 offseason by once again restructuring his contract in order to help his team sustain success.