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Mike Evans

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Buccaneers, WR Age: 27 Exp: 7 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#7 overall), 2014 College: Texas A&M Agent(s): Mike McCartney, Darren Jones

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  • Current Contract

    Mike Evans signed a 5 year, $82,500,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including $55,008,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $16,500,000. In 2020, Evans will earn a base salary of $4,000,000 and a restructure bonus of $12,750,000, while carrying a cap hit of $8,387,500 and a dead cap value of $21,550,000.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $82,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $16,500,000
    Total Guarantees $55,008,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $38,258,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Roster Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2018 Contract details by year 25 $8,258,000 $10,000,000 - $18,258,000 $38,258,000 $18,258,000($18,258,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $38,258,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-20,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $10,000,000 2018 Cap Savings: $8,258,000 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $38,258,000 2019 Dead Cap: $0 2018 Cap Savings: $-20,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $10,000,000 2019 Dead Cap: $0 2018 Cap Savings: $8,258,000
    2019 Contract details by year 26 $11,000,000 $3,000,000 $1,200,000 $15,200,000 $15,800,000 $20,000,000($38,258,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $15,800,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-600,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $4,800,000 2019 Cap Savings: $10,400,000 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $12,200,000 2020 Dead Cap: $3,600,000 2019 Cap Savings: $3,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $1,200,000 2020 Dead Cap: $3,600,000 2019 Cap Savings: $14,000,000
    2020 Contract details by year 27 $4,000,000 - $4,387,500 $8,387,500 $21,550,000 $16,750,000($55,008,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $21,550,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-13,162,500 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $17,550,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-9,162,500 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $8,387,500 2021 Dead Cap: $13,162,500 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $4,387,500 2021 Dead Cap: $13,162,500 2020 Cap Savings: $4,000,000
    2021 Contract details by year 28 $12,250,000 - $4,387,500 $16,637,500 $13,162,500 $12,250,000($67,258,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $13,162,500 2021 Cap Savings: $3,475,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $13,162,500 2021 Cap Savings: $3,475,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $4,387,500 2022 Dead Cap: $8,775,000 2021 Cap Savings: $12,250,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $4,387,500 2022 Dead Cap: $8,775,000 2021 Cap Savings: $12,250,000
    2022 Contract details by year 29 $14,000,000 - $4,387,500 $18,387,500 $8,775,000 $14,000,000($81,258,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $8,775,000 2022 Cap Savings: $9,612,500 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $8,775,000 2022 Cap Savings: $9,612,500 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $4,387,500 2023 Dead Cap: $4,387,500 2022 Cap Savings: $14,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $4,387,500 2023 Dead Cap: $4,387,500 2022 Cap Savings: $14,000,000
    2023 Contract details by year 30 $13,000,000 $1,500,000 $4,387,500 $18,887,500 $4,387,500 $14,500,000($95,758,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $4,387,500 2023 Cap Savings: $14,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $4,387,500 2023 Cap Savings: $14,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $4,387,500 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $14,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $4,387,500 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $14,500,000
    2024 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $38.258M guaranteed at signing (2018 salary + 2018 roster bonus + 2019 salary)
    • $11.75M of 2020 salary fully guarantees on 3/17/2019
    • 2018 Roster Bonus: $10M
    • 2023 Roster Bonus: $1.5M
    • Incentives: $14M
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2014-2018Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $14,631,502
    Signing Bonus $8,961,092
    Average Salary $3,657,876
    Total Guarantees $14,631,502
    Guaranteed at Signing $14,631,502
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $420,000 $8,961,092 - - - - - $9,381,092
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $510,000 - $575,068 - - - $35,086 $1,120,154
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $600,000 - $1,150,137 - - - - $1,750,137
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $690,000 - $1,725,205 - - - - $2,415,205
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $8,258,000 - $10,000,000 - - - - $18,258,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - $3,000,000 - $6,000,000 - - $20,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 - - - $12,750,000 - - $16,750,000
    7 seasons $25,478,000 $8,961,092 $16,450,410 - $18,750,000 - $35,086 $69,674,588
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $12,250,000 - - - - - - $12,250,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 - - - - - - $14,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $13,000,000 - $1,500,000 - - - - $14,500,000
    $64,728,000 $8,961,092 $17,950,410 - $18,750,000 - $35,086 $110,424,588
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    7 seasons Player Cash Earnings $25,478,000 $8,961,092 $16,450,410 - $18,750,000 - - $69,674,588
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 11/06/2017, 1 game $40,588

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct (brawl, taunting) against New Orleans (NO)


    • TOTAL: $40,588

  • Transactions

    Sep 5 2020Converted $12.75 million of his 2020 salary into bonus, clearing $9.565M of 2020 cap with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Sep 5 2019Converted an additional $2M of 2019 salary into bonus, clearing $1.6M of cap space with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Jun 18 2019Converted $4M of 2019 salary into bonus, clearing $3.2M of cap with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Mar 9 2018Signed a 5 year $82.5 million contract extension with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Nov 6 2017Suspended 1 game for unsportsmanlike conduct (taunting, shoving) against Marshon Lattimore (NO), forfeiting $40,588 in 2017 salary with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Apr 17 2017Tampa Bay (TB) exercised a $13.258 million 5th-year option for 2018
    Jun 12 2014Signed a 4 year $14.63 million contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
    May 8 2014Drafted by Tampa Bay (TB): Round 1 (#7 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Tgt Rec Rec Yds Yds/Rec Yds/Gm Rec TD Fum Drops Prod Pts
    2020 TB 7 7 7 406 84.1 39 25 318 12.7 45.43 6 0 3 67.8
    2019 TB 13 13 13 810 69.9 118 67 1157 17.3 89.00 8 0 7 165.7
    2018 TB 16 16 16 940 84.2 139 86 1524 17.7 95.25 8 2 7 204.4
    2017 TB 15 15 15 884 80.8 136 71 1001 14.1 66.73 5 1 4 132.1
    2016 TB 16 16 16 950 87.6 173 96 1321 13.8 82.56 12 0 7 208.1
    2015 TB 15 15 14 859 78.4 148 74 1206 16.3 80.40 3 1 15 136.6
    2014 TB 15 15 15 769 77.4 123 68 1051 15.5 70.07 12 0 4 177.1
    Totals 97 97 96 5,618 - 876 487 7,578 15.6 78.12 54 4 47 1,091.80