Buccaneer Good News: Mayfield have New Contract Per Spotrac Signed $156.9 Million…

With a number of well-known players to bring back, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a lengthy roster of free agents this summer. Baker Mayfield is expected to sign a four-year, $120 million contract, according to Spotrac. In addition to a $53 million incentive after signing, the deal stipulates $85 million as “practically guaranteed.”

Spotrac reports that a deal of this kind may enable the Buccaneers to re-sign the 29-year-old with just a $6.25 million cap charge in 2024.

“With a playoff victory with the Bucs this past season, Baker’s comeback has been one of the more entertaining storylines of the past few seasons,” Spotrac noted.

“Tampa Bay is attempting to prevent Baker from being up for sale in the last minute. Our predicted contract uses a double bonus structure to keep cap hits ridiculously low over the next two seasons, effectively playing like a cap-adjusted version of Geno Smith’s Seattle deal.

At the end of the 2023 season, Baker Mayfield tallied 4,044 passing yards, 28 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. After leading the Bucs to the second round of the playoffs, the Bucs were defeated 31–23 by the Detroit Lions.

On February 27, Head Coach Todd Bowles discussed the significance of having Mayfield return on Good Morning Football.

It’s certainly a very high priority, according to Bowles. We cherish Baker, even though the league season doesn’t start for a few days. Baker’s year was extraordinary. He was a perfect match for the group. You want to hope to build on it because the connection between him, the receivers, and the offense as a whole was excellent. I am aware of the commercial aspect of it. We like Bake, as I mentioned, and we hope things work out.

This kind of agreement may allow the Buccaneers to consider adding Mike Evans back to the roster. Baker Mayfield was interviewed on Up and Adams on February 7.

He said, “I would love to have Mike back if I’m back in Tampa.”

Evans, in Mayfield’s words, “deserves to be a Buc for life.”

Evans “is an unprecedented player,” according to Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht, who also stated that the organization wants Evans “to be a Buc for life” during a press conference on February 7.

Mike Evans is “an unprecedented player,” according to General Manager Jason Licht, and the franchise wants Evans to stay with the Bucs forever.

For ten years running, Evans has amassed 1,000 yards in receptions. The only two other receivers in NFL history who can make that claim are Hall of Famer Randy Moss and Jerry Rice. Significantly, over the first ten seasons of his career, Evans is the first to do it.

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