After a season in which he rushed for 1,402 yards, second most behind Vikings’ Adrian Peterson, and averaged 4.9 yards a carry, Bucs running back Doug Martin has been named to the Associated Press All-Pro team.
Martin joins James Wilder, who holds the Bucs single-season rushing record of 1,544 yards, as the franchise’s only running back honored. While Mike Alstott earned five AP All-Pro nods, each time was as a fullback.
Martin, who is headed to his second Pro Bowl in four years, is set to become a free agent this offseason. The Bucs have expressed interest in resigning the 26-year old, a move that would certainly fit the plan of keeping continuity on offense.
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Congrats to Doug. Not sure what our new HC will do or how much our GM is willing to reward Doug for 2 out of 4 successful years when he is not injured. I say a three year 5 mil a year with two years guaranteed.
Glad the Bucs ignored PR’s opinion of # 22 and retained our All Pro.
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