On Monday, Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager, Jason Licht, addressed the media for his annual pre-draft press conference.
Among plenty of questions regarding the NFL draft, what the NFL side is planning and who the Bucs may be targeting, Licht announce that the team picked up Mike Evans’ fifth-year option from his rookie contract earlier that morning.
In his three years with the Buccaneers, Evans has recorded three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, scoring 27 touchdown in the process.
When it came to discussing his future with the organization beyond his rookie deal, Licht was very adamant to say he wants Evans to be around for a long, long time.
“I’m pretty sure I’m speaking for everyone here – I know I am – when I say that I hope Mike is a Buc for life. Today we picked up his fifth-year option. It wasn’t a very tough decision, and we’ll take it from there. I can promise you at some point, I can’t tell you when, but we’ll be contacting his agent to try to make him an offer that will make him a Buc for the long term.”