In a league full of massive contracts and blockbuster deals, it’s becoming more and more rare to find superstars that are willing to give up money for the betterment of their organization, but that’s exactly what Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans is prepared to do as Tampa Bay comes off of their second Super Bowl victory in franchise history. Again.
According to a quote from Peter King’s weekly column Football Morning In America, head coach Bruce Arians has already been told that Evans is willing to sacrifice money in his contract to help the Bucs navigate a shrinking league-wide salary cap as it drops from $198 million in 2020 to $181 million in 2021.
“Mike Evans is the most unselfish superstar I’ve ever met,” Arians said. “He’s told us to use some of his money if we need to contracts to keep the team together.”
But this isn’t the first time that Evans will make alterations to the five-year, $82.5 million extension that he signed in 2018. Evans restructured his contract in 2020 most recently, while restructuring his contract multiple times in 2019 to help with the Bucs’ waning salary cap space.