Mike Evans has agreed to restructure his contract with the Buccaneers (Twitter link via Greg Auman of The Athletic). The wide receiver has done this several times before, enabling the Bucs to have more cap flexibility.
Evans’ last recent restructure came in September of 2021, bailing out the Bucs at a time when they had just $200K in breathing room. This time around, he was scheduled to count for $20.62MM against the cap. Now, Tampa will have an extra $10.3MM to work with.
This is likely a simple restructure, one that converts much of Evans’ base salary into a bonus. Assuming that’s the case, the crux of his deal will remain unchanged. As it stands, Evans is signed through the 2023 season, plus some void years for extra salary cap magic.
Evans, 28, notched 74 receptions for 1,035 yards and 14 touchdowns last year. He’ll look to top those totals this year alongside Chris Godwin (who has a shiny new deal), Breshad Perriman, and newcomer Russell Gage.