Texas A&M football: Mike Evans staying with Buccaneers, set for HUGE payday

The former receiver for Texas A&M football has the chance to go down as one of the best to ever play for the Buccaneers.
Dec 24, 2023; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) and wide
Dec 24, 2023; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) and wide / Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports

Former star WR for Texas A&M football Mike Evans agrees to new deal with Buccaneers

One of the most prominent former Texas A&M football players in the league today is staying home. Though there was much speculation in the media that stud wide receiver Mike Evans could be finding a new destination for the 2024 NFL season, an announcement was made yesterday that Evans would be staying with Tampa Bay, the team who drafted him.

The reported deal with Evans is for a two year stint and totals $52MM, $35MM of which is guaranteed. That’s $26MM per year, for those of you who don’t want to engage in quick division!

This is a very strong deal for a guy who would have been one of the top receivers on the market in free agency. There were already many whispers that Evans could make his way to a contender like Kansas City, or perhaps make his way to the hometown Houston Texans, before this news came down.

Doubtless, many fans of Evans’s hometown team—as well as the ever-present Cowboy fanbase—would love to see the stud receiver don their team’s colors before all is said and done. With the length of this contract, though, that is a very real possibility. Evans is still at the height of his powers, and two years won’t do much to diminish them. It’s easily conceivable that he could end up back in Texas before the conclusion of his career.

A reason that he might not, of course, is that he is already well on his way to being one of the greatest Buccaneer players of all time. He continues to set records, as he has never had a single season below 1,000 yards receiving. He’s one of the surest bets in the entire league to eclipse that lofty mark each year, and I have no doubt he’ll hit it again this year.

Congrats to Mike. He’s not only one of the best players in the National Football League, he’s consistently a great representative for the university!