Mike Evans agrees lucrative Tampa Bay Buccaneers contract extension

Ross Houston
March 10, 2018

Robinson was likely to receive a contract in excess of $13 million per year, according to Spotrac.com, before the Evans deal.

The new deal will pay him $16.5 million per year, moving him from the NFL's third-highest paid receiver to second, leapfrogging Jarvis Landry but still behind Antonio Brown. Selected No. 7 overall out of Texas A&M by the Bucs in the 2014 NFL Draft, Evans was heading into the option of year of his rookie contract. His durability has never been called into question, either, as Evans has played in at least 15 games each of his four seasons.

Evans earns $18 million in salary and bonus in 2018, and then would have a cash flow of $20 million in 2019, $18.72 million in 2020, $12.25 million in 2021, $14 million in 2022 and $14,5 million in 2023.

Evans had led the Bucs in receiving in each of his four seasons in the National Football League, crossing the 1,000-yard plateau in all four years.

Financial terms were not disclosed for Fitzpatrick, who appeared in six games with the Buccaneers last season and went 2-1 as a starter in place of Jameis Winston.

"I'm excited to announce I will be spending the next several seasons in Tampa Bay with the Buccaneers with one goal in mind: winning a Super Bowl with my teammates", he said on his Instagram account.

Fitzpatrick arrived in Tampa in 2017 following an inconsistent two-year stay with the New York Jets.

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