Mike Evans Willing To Take Salary Reduction For Sake Of Buccaneers

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans knows that winning a Super Bowl takes a team, and it appears Evans is willing to take one for the team himself.

Evans put his money where his mouth is, offering to reduce his salary in an effort to keep the new Super Bowl champions together, Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians told Pro Football Talk’s Peter King.

“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! And Gronk—never once all season did he ever say a word about getting the ball more, even though he might get one pass, two passes in games. He just blocks his ass off, and when I’d say to him, ‘You OK?’ he’d say, ‘I’m good, coach. I’m good.'”

Evans’ attitude is a positive, as the Bucs have a number notable free agents this offseason. The list includes tight end Rob Gronkowski, wide receivers Chris Goodwin and Antonio Brown, running back Leonard Fournette and defensive end Shaq Barrett.

Evans, 27, signed a five-year, $82.5 million contract in 2018. He appeared in all 16 regular season games, and caught 70 passes for 1,006 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.


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  1. Thats Brady like if this team stays mostly in tact and healthy they will be a team to reckon with next year back to back not out of the question for sure. To do what they did all the way from a wildcard to champions that’s the hard way and very special.

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