Mike Evans remains with Buccaneers on two-year, $52M deal; quarter of NFL teams had interest in WR, per report

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Five-time Pro Bowl Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans was arguably going to be the most coveted free agent at his position. 

However, the five-time Pro Bowler decided to stay home after agreeing to a two-year deal, according to CBS Sports lead NFL insider Jonathan Jones. The deal is worth $52 million, including $35 million guaranteed, Evans’ agent told ESPN. 

Deryk Gilmore, Evans’ agent, contacted Jones, telling CBS Sports: “Mike just called me last night and said I want to be a BUC for Life. Myself and Darren Jones have worked hard to get this deal done!”

Evans’ new deal gives him an average per year salary of $26 million, ranking as the fourth-highest figure among all receivers, trailing only Dolphins’ All-Pro Tyreek Hill ($30 million APY), Raiders All-Pro Davante Adams ($28 million APY) and Rams All-Pro Cooper Kupp ($26.7 million APY). 

However, former NFL agent and CBS Sports contributor Joel Corry believes Evans’ latest contract actually is the second-highest average per year in the league because of the inflated back-end values attached to Hill’s and Adams’…

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Author : Garrett Podell

Publish date : 2024-03-04 17:28:18

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