The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have exercised their fifth-year option on Mike Evans.

The next move would be a long-term deal down the road.

"Yeah we picked up his fifth-year option today," Jason Licht said. "Mike, in terms of his future here, I know I can speak for myself and I'm pretty sure I'm speaking for everybody here, well I know I am, but Mike is a Buc for life. Today, we picked up his option. It wasn't a very tough decision. We'll take it from there. I can promise you at some point, I can't tell you when, we'll be contacting his agent to try to make him an offer that will make him a Buc for long term."

In just three seasons Evans has totaled 238 receptions, 3,578 yards and 27 touchdowns.