If Doug Martin leaves Tampa a majority of Bucs fans will be heartbroken, and some have even said that they will stop watching the Bucs, but we’ve all heard this before. I believe that if he does leave, Martin will not find what he is hoping for. GM Jason Licht is no fool, and I have full confidence that he will make the right decision, and if Doug Martin holds out for more money and decides to test the free agent waters, Licht in the end, will be the one sitting there saying, I told you so.
“The Bucs risk losing Martin the minute free agency starts, although there are other free agent running backs that will be attractive to other teams and might come cheaper. Martin’s high price tag may scare off some teams in the early going, and that may limit his options and force him back to Tampa Bay. Chicago’s Matt Forte, New York’s Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell, Miami’s Lamar Miller, Detroit’s Joique Bell, Washington’s Alfred Morris and Arizona’s Chris Johnson are the biggest names in free agency this season. Dallas and Washington are among the most running back-needy teams in free agency this year, followed by Houston, Tennessee, Indianapolis, Carolina and New England.” -Reported by Scott Reynolds
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