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Buccaneers Trying to Restructure Mike Evans Contract Ahead of Season

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are reportedly working on a contract restructure for stud wideout Mike Evans.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are reportedly working on a contract restructure for stud wideout Mike Evans. / Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

Less than two weeks ahead of the NFL's official kickoff to the 2021 season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue with their eyes set on a second straight Super Bowl title. Part of their efforts towards a championship run include some cap space maintenance.

According to NFL insider Jeremy Fowler, the Buccaneers are specifically working towards a contract restructure with their leading wide receiver Mike Evans. Details have yet to emerge regarding what this restructure will specifically entail, but the idea is to add more cap space.

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Evans, who has spent the entirety of his seven-year NFL career in Tampa Bay, signed a 5-year, $82.5 million extension back in 2018. It's unlikely the Buccaneers will structure any new contract to take away guaranteed money from their stud wideout, but rather adjust the amount of their cap hit. In 2021, Evans will earn $12.25 million and the Buccaneers are currently set for a $16.6 million cap hit.

Tampa Bay eyes additional cap space because of their current situation lending them the least amount of current cap space in the league at $270,339.

The three-time Pro Bowl wideout enjoyed a career-year during his first go with Tom Brady under center. In 16 games, Evans caught a career-high 13 touchdowns while adding 1,006 yards on 70 receptions. More details will be revealed about Evans' specific restructure, but his $12.25 million earnings shouldn't take a hit this season.

Currently, Tampa Bay owns the second-best odds (+650) to win Super Bowl 56 on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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