Mike Evans, Bargain

September 22nd, 2016
Really a bargain?

Really a bargain?

Some players are not just overrated, but are overpaid. Others come on the cheap.

Former NFL agent turned columnist Joel Corry of CBS Sports decided to look at each team’s payroll and determine which player is the best bargain.

In Corry’s eyes, Mike Evans gets the most bang for the buck for the Bucs.

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Best Bargain:
Mike Evans, WR ($3,657,875/4 Years)
Evans caught 74 passes for 1,206 yards with three touchdowns in 2015. The season was considered somewhat disappointing because Evans led the NFL with 11 dropped passes. Demaryius Thomas, who signed a five-year, $70 million deal with the Denver Broncos in 2015, has dropped 19 passes over the last two seasons.
Highest Paid Player: Gerald McCoy, DT ($13.6 Million/7 Year Extension)
Lowest Paid Starter: Kevin Pamphile, OG ($604,625/4 Years)

You want a bargain? Joe thinks Corry can’t see the forest for the trees.

He listed the guy: Kevin Pamphile. Here is a fifth-round pick starting on a damned good offensive line. Has any defensive lineman badly exposed Pamphile at all in the first two weeks? Joe hasn’t seen it.

It’s clear the offensive line is the strength of this club. So Joe thinks Pamphile is a no-brainer pick.

Evans, the No. 7 overall pick in 2014, is expected to produce and be paid like a first round pick. But for a third-day pick, a low-salaried guy, to be starting and producing, that’s a helluva bargain. That’s a wise investment.

12 Responses to “Mike Evans, Bargain”

  1. Bucthis Says:

    I think Kwon would be high in the running as a 4th round pick!!

  2. Cannon Says:

    I guess J. R. Sweezy is far, far from being on this list.

  3. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Because of the CBA the salaries can confuse fans.

    They are a reflection of seniority as much as talent and achievement and even potential.

    And so we have Sweezy…who even if he was healthy and performed at top level would be getting a disproportionate salary simply because he’s been in the league awhile. If Pamphile stays healthy and continues to perform at his current level he’s going to cash Sweezy like checks when his time is due.

    Same for ME. Fans look at ME’s salary and VJAX and go whoa. But again VJAX has done this for awhile and ME is on his first CBA limited contract. Soon enough ME will be earning VJAX level $$$

    And if you really think about it…#3 is our greatest value if you think about it.
    He has the most important position on the team is making 1/3 of QB’s like Tannehill, Tyrod Taylor, Cousins, Kaerpernik, Cutler, Osweiler, Romo..and others.

    Would any of you trade #3 for any of these guys. They make 3X what Jameis earns. Again it’s the CBA and again if #3 continues to grow at his current rate when his next contract is due…back up the Brink’s truck. 20 million a year minimum!

  4. Kevin Says:

    I dont give a crap about a bargain right now. I want performance, catches and wins.

  5. 2Players_1ChoreographedCelebration Says:

    Seems that Correy forgot that there is such a thing as a rookie contract

  6. Tom Edrington Says:

    Nice post St. Pete Buc fan, correct on all counts, good facts……yes, it’s all about veteran minimum and years those veterans play…..the league went to rookie contracts with limits because marginal players like Sam Bradford were making $50 million as a rookie, McCoy cashed in under that pay structure, McCoy’s first contract was five years, $63 million……Jameis got four years, $25.35 million….who performed better in their first two seasons?? Jameis should be making Gerald money and back then, Gerald should have been making Jameis money……

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’d say that Adam Humphries is a pretty good bargain also…..

  8. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Agree TBBF. And the good thing about Hump is he is the kind of player who has the potential to remain a bargain or at least affordable.

    Every team needs some Humps….not spectacular but efficient.

  9. unbelievable Says:

    Joe if the offensive line so damn good, how come we can’t open any holes in the run game?

  10. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    @ 2players – what are you talking about? He is pointing out value, it has nothing to do with whether or not they are in a rookie contract. Of course he knows that is why a player like ME is paid so little compared to others. If a second or third year player is playing at a high level can he not be considered great value? He is not trying to explain the reason said player is being paid so low. SMH!

  11. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Yeah Kwon is definitely the bargain here. The o line isn’t as good joe talks it up to be. It is better than it was 3 years ago, but it isn’t an elite group just yet. Running lanes are hard to come by and Winston is getting knocked around constantly. Not exactly a great recipe. We are lucky Doug has some great vision to find the smallest crease and break 2 or 3 tackles to gain yardage. And that Winston never says die and will throw the ball up to anyone’s or away if the pressure gets to high in the pocket.

  12. wesley Says:

    Lets be honest they’re all overpaid, some more than others. However, in this market he is a “bargain”.