The Tampa Bay Buccaneers remain locked in talks to extend the contract of Mike Evans but no deal has been reached.
With that in mind, Evans has now set a deadline of September 9 to find an agreement.
“We have been working on extending Mike‘s career with the Bucs for over a year, and we want the fans to know this is not a tactic and the ball is in the owner’s court,” a statement from his agent said.
“That said, we are giving the Bucs until the start of the regular season to make him a Buc For Life, and if that cannot happen, 100 percent of Mike‘s focus will be on football and his future and where he can continue to make an impact.”
Mike Evans’ career
Evans was drafted by the Buccaneers in the first round with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Evans has been a productive receiver since entering the NFL, and he has topped 1,000 receiving yards in each of his nine seasons, being named to the Pro Bowl four times.
He is also the only player in NFL history to start his career with nine consecutive seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards.
Evans is a physical receiver who is known for his size and strength and is also a good route runner and has good hands.
He is a dangerous weapon in the red zone, and he has scored 60 touchdowns in his career.
In 2020, Evans helped the Buccaneers win Super Bowl LV, as he caught 11 passes for 153 yards and a touchdown in the game.