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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today re-signed five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Evans

"The first 10 years of Mike's time in Tampa have been truly unprecedented and we look forward to seeing him continue to break records and add to his legendary career as a Buccaneer," said Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht. "Mike is a special player who has made a lasting impact on this franchise and in our community. As great as he's been on the field, Mike and his wife, Ashli, have had an even bigger effect in the Tampa Bay area through all their charitable work. He is crucial to our team success and exemplifies everything we want our players to be."

The 10-year veteran has surpassed the 1,000-yard receiving mark in each of his 10 career seasons – the longest-such streak in NFL history to begin a player's career, and the second-longest streak overall, trailing only Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice's 11 consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. Evans' 10 total 1,000-yard receiving seasons tied Randy Moss (10) for the second-most in league history, trailing only Rice's 14. Through a player's first 10 career seasons, Evans ranks tied for fifth in touchdown receptions (94) and sixth in receiving yards (11,680). He is 1-of-4 players with 11,000+ receiving yards and 90+ touchdown receptions through 10 career seasons, along with a trio of Hall of Famers in Marvin Harrison, Moss and Rice. Evans also became the first player in league history to amass 60-or-more receptions in each of his first 10 career seasons. 

During the 2023 campaign, in which Evans earned both Pro Bowl and second-team All-Pro honors, he finished the season tied for first in touchdown receptions (13), while ranking ninth in receiving yards (1,255) on 79 receptions. He was 1-of-4 players last season with 1,000+ receiving yards and 10+ receiving touchdowns, joining CeeDee Lamb, Tyreek Hill and Amon-Ra St. Brown. Among players with 75+ receptions this season, Evans finished third in yards per catch (15.9). He also hauled in three receptions of 50-or-more yards in 2023, tying for the third-most in the NFL.

Evans has five career seasons with 1,000-plus receiving yards and 10-or-more touchdown receptions – only Harrison (eight), Moss (eight), Terrell Owens (eight) and Rice (nine) have more. Those four players are also the only players in NFL history with more 12-touchdown seasons than Evans' five. 

Evans is the Buccaneers all-time leader in receptions (762), receiving yards (11,680), receiving touchdowns (94), scrimmage yards (11,690) and scrimmage touchdowns (94). He ranks fifth in team history in games started (153) and 10th in games played (154).

Among all players in NFL history, Evans ranks tied for 13th in receiving touchdowns and 33rd in receiving yards. Among active players as of the end of the 2023 season, he ranks second in touchdown receptions, second in multi-touchdown performances (20), third in receiving yards, thirds in yards per reception (15.4, min. 300 receptions), third in 150-yard receiving games (13) and tied for sixth in 100-yard receiving games (36). 

Evans owns the five best seasons in Tampa Bay's franchise history for single-season touchdown receptions (2014, 2016, 2020, 2021 and 2023). A captain in each of the past seven seasons for the Buccaneers, Evans is a three-time Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee.


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