Mike Evans

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Buccaneers, WR Age: 30-242d Exp: 9 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#7 overall), 2014 College: Texas A&M Agent(s): Mike McCartney, Darren Jones

 
  • Current Contract

    Mike Evans signed a 2 year, $41,000,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including $35,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $20,500,000. In 2024, Evans will earn a base salary of $1,210,000 and a signing bonus of $21,790,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,568,000 and a dead cap value of $29,000,000.
    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $41,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $20,500,000
    Total Guarantees $35,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $29,000,000
    Free Agent: 2026 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2024 Contract details by year 31 $1,210,000 $4,358,000 $5,568,000 $29,000,000 $23,000,000($23,000,000) $23,000,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $29,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-23,432,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $21,790,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-16,222,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $11,568,000 2025 Dead Cap: $17,432,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-6,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $4,358,000 2025 Dead Cap: $17,432,000 2024 Cap Savings: $1,210,000

    Potential Out: 2025, 1 yr, $29,000,000; $29,432,000 dead cap

    2025 Contract details by year 32 $18,000,000 $4,358,000 $22,358,000 $23,432,000 $18,000,000($41,000,000) $20,500,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $23,432,000 2025 Cap Savings: $-1,074,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $17,432,000 2025 Cap Savings: $4,926,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $10,358,000 2026 Dead Cap: $13,074,000 2025 Cap Savings: $12,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $4,358,000 2026 Dead Cap: $13,074,000 2025 Cap Savings: $18,000,000
    2026 Contract details by year 33 - $4,358,000 $13,074,000 $13,074,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $13,074,000 2026 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $13,074,000 2026 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $13,074,000 2026 Cap Savings: $13,074,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $13,074,000 2026 Cap Savings: $13,074,000
    2027 Contract details by year 34 - $4,358,000 $4,358,000 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $4,358,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $4,358,000 Post-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $4,358,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $4,358,000
    2028 Contract details by year 35 - $4,358,000 $4,358,000 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Cap Savings: $4,358,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Cap Savings: $4,358,000 Post-6/1 Release 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2029 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Cap Savings: $4,358,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2029 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Cap Savings: $4,358,000
    2026 Free Agent Year 36 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $29M fully guaranteed at signing (2024 compensation + $6M of 2025 salary)
    • 2024 Roster Bonus: $21.79M (fully guaranteed, treated as signing bonus)
      $10M paid out March 18th, $11.79M paid out April 4th
    • Additional $6M of 2025 salary guaranteed for injury at signing, fully guarantees the 5th league day of 2025
    • Annual Incentive: $2M for Top 10 Receiving in catches, yards, & touchdowns
    • 2025 Escalator: $3M for 70 catches, 1,000 REC Yds, 10 TDs
    • $500,000 per playoff win (65% regular season snaps)
    • 2026-2028 years automatically void the final day of the 2025 league year
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2024 Player contract details by year - $12,198,000 - $12,198,000 -($0)

    Previous Contracts

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    2018-2023

    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 2024, Evans will earn a base salary of $1,210,000 and a signing bonus of $21,790,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,568,000 and a dead cap value of $29,000,000.
    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

    2014-2018Entry Level

    Mike Evans signed a 4 year, $14,631,502 contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including a $8,961,092 signing bonus, $14,631,502 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,657,876. In 2024, Evans will earn a base salary of $1,210,000 and a signing bonus of $21,790,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,568,000 and a dead cap value of $29,000,000.
    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 Awards 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
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,075,000 - - - $11,175,000 - - $12,250,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $1,057,774 - - - $12,880,000 - - $13,937,774
    2023 Player Cash Earnings NFC PRO BOWL:WR,
    ALL NFL (2ND)
    $13,000,000 - $1,500,000 - - - - $14,500,000
    10 seasons $40,610,774 $8,961,092 $17,950,410 - $42,805,000 - $35,086 $110,362,362
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $1,210,000 $21,790,000 - - - - - $23,000,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $18,000,000 - - - - - - $18,000,000
    $59,820,774 $30,751,092 $17,950,410 - $42,805,000 - $35,086 $151,362,362
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    10 seasons Player Cash Earnings $40,610,774 $8,961,092 $17,950,410 - $42,805,000 - $35,086 $110,362,362
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 09/19/2022, 1 game $62,222

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


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

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


    • TOTAL: $102,810

  • Transactions

    Mar 4 2024Signed a 2 year $41 million contract extension with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Sep 19 2022Suspended 1 game for unsportsmanlike conduct against New Orleans, forfeiting $62,222 in 2022 salary with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Mar 17 2022Converted $12.88M of 2022 salary into signing bonus, adding another void year, freeing up $10.304M of cap space with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Sep 1 2021Converted $11.1M of 2021 salary into bonus, clearing $8.94M of cap with Tampa Bay (TB)
    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)
  • 2024 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Mike Evans ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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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
    2023 TB 17 17 16 807 77.7 136 79 1255 15.9 73.82 13 0 5 203.5
    2022 TB 15 15 15 931 86.1 127 77 1124 14.6 74.93 6 0 4 148.4
    2021 TB 16 16 16 915 77.3 114 74 1035 14 64.69 14 0 5 188.5
    2020 TB 16 16 15 857 79.8 109 70 1006 14.4 62.88 13 0 7 178.6
    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 154 154 151 8,722 - 1,323 762 11,680 15.3 75.84 94 4 65 1,743.00