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Buccaneers Sign Mike Evans To 5 Year $82.5 Million Extension

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  • Buccaneers Sign Mike Evans To 5 Year $82.5 Million Extension

    Bucs' Mike Evans gets $55M guaranteed in new 5-year, $82.5 million deal

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have locked up one of the most critical pieces of their offense by signing wide receiver Mike Evans to a new multiyear deal.

    It is a five-year, $82.5 million extension that includes $55 million guaranteed, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

    Evans, 24, joined Randy Moss and Cincinnati Bengals' A.J. Green this past year as the only wide receivers in NFL history to reach 1,000 yards in each of their four seasons. The seventh-overall draft pick in 2014, Evans' 4,579 receiving yards are already third-most in franchise history, while his 32 touchdowns are second-most in team history, the most of any Bucs receiver and sixth-most of any receiver since 2014. He's also been one of the most durable receivers in the league, missing just three games in four seasons.

    Over the past four years -- including three with Jameis Winston -- Evans has accounted for nearly 21 percent of the Bucs' total offense in terms of yardage, 24 percent of its touchdowns and nearly 30 percent of its passing yards. He set the franchise's single-season touchdown catch record with 12 as a rookie in 2014 and matched that number again in 2016.