Doug Martin is returning to Tampa Bay on a 5-year, $35.75M deal with $15M guaranteed. Buccaneers fans can start relaxing a bit and now we can see what Licht can do in Free Agency with the main priority taken care of.
Doug was the second leading rusher behind Adrian Peterson in 2015, and was an All-Pro, rushing for 1,402 yards and 6 rushing TD's. Tampa had been in a bidding war and in the end they came out on top over rumored teams such as Oakland and Dallas. It also helped the Bucs that Doug Martin had just built a house in the Tampa area and really does love being a Buccaneer.
There's no doubt in my mind Dirk Koetter loves Doug Martin. He immediately saw the talent he possessed when he took over as OC last year, and had Doug produce the best year of his injury plagued career.