Then came a breakout season in 2016, when he was named to the Pro Bowl after setting career highs for receptions (96) and receiving yards (1,321) with 12 touchdowns. On Friday, Evans agreed to a five-year contract extension with the team, a transaction that was probably the most critical thing the team needed to accomplish this offseason. The contract, which averages a $16.5 million per-year average, includes $55 million in guarantees, Rapoport added. The Buccaneers exercised that option before the deadline a year ago, of course, but had a new contract not been signed Evans would have been scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next March.
The problem for Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans? I want to thank the Bucs, from the owners to the front office, for believing in me and allowing me to take care of my family. The Dolphins' Jarvis Landry, the 63rd overall pick in 2014, signed Miami's franchise tag earlier this week guaranteeing him $15.982 million this year, but he is seeking a trade and is reportedly heading to the Cleveland Browns.
With the extension tacked onto his fifth-year option, Evans is staying in Tampa Bay through the 2023 season. I'm going to continue to strive for greatness on the field as well as in my community.
Fitzpatrick was never able to recapture the magic from 2015, when he led the Jets to a 10-6 record by throwing for 3,905 yards and a career-high 31 touchdowns. Evans is also a master at moving the chains; he has produced a first down on 79.3% of his career catches, the best mark in the National Football League in that span.