5 Buccaneers players and coaches who won't be back in 2024

The Bucs will likely see some major changes next year.
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2. Mike Evans, Wide Receiver

This one seems too easy to predict, but general manager Jason Licht's recent comments throw somewhat of a wrench into things. Wide receiver MIke Evans gave the team an ultimatum before the season, asking the team to give him a new deal by Week 1. Of course, no contract was agreed upon, nor was there even an offer made.

Evans seems destined for another team when free agency hits in the spring, but Licht recently said that he looks forward to the wide receiver continuing his career in Tampa Bay. Those are interesting words from a general manager that must know Evans' time is up with the team. It's been a good run, but at this point, Evans likely wants out and, quite frankly, he deserves it.

Tampa Bay has already started a youth movement at receiver, with Trey Palmer looking like he could be a significant part of the team's future. Rakim Jarrett also has potential. But, the point is, Evans is going to be gone. Licht is lying to himself if he thinks they will get another contract done.