Free Agency 2016

Bucs Come To Terms With RB Doug Martin

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reportedly come to terms with running back Doug Martin on a five-year deal worth approximately $35.75 million with $15 million guaranteed.

In his contract year, Martin had his best season since he was a rookie in 2012, rushing for 1,402 yards with six touchdowns.

Martin “calmed down” the Bucs offense as they had a pair of rookies on the offensive line as well as rookie quarterback Jameis Winston.

With the cap space that Tampa Bay has, it would have sent a bad message to the team and their fans if they let Martin walk over just a few dollars.

The message of the entire Bucs offseason has been continuity, as Dirk Koetter was promoted to head coach and Vincent Jackson was retained by the team.  Having Martin in the fold for the prime of his career is an excellent move.


About Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein is the managing football editor for Football Insiders and has covered the NFL for over a decade.  Charlie has hosted drive time radio for NBC and ESPN affiliates in different markets around the country, along with being an NFL correspondent for ESPN Radio and WFAN.  He has been featured on the NFL Network as well as Sirius/XM NFL Radio and has been published on Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, ESPN as well as numerous other publications.