The contract, which averages a $16.5 million per-year average, includes $55 million in guarantees, Rapoport added. The team previously exercised his fifth-year option for 2018, but he would've become a free agent next offseason.
Jason Licht may not have been involved in any trades over the past few days, but he's been working hard at ensuring that a cornerstone of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was locked up for years to come.
On the Buccaneers' career receiving yardage chart, Evans has already risen to third, behind only Mark Carrier (5,018) and Kevin house (4,928). The team may have similar tasks in the years to come with the likes of Jameis Winston, Ali Marpet, Donovan Smith, Kwon Alexander and others. He completed 96 of 163 passes for 1,103 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions. In that latter campaign, he tied his own record with another 12 touchdown grabs.
He matched that number in 2016, but last season proved his worst in the league for yardage as he only just passed the 1,000-yard receiving mark by a single yard and managed only five touchdowns.