It was just a year ago that Tampa Bay made Martin available for trade, but no deal was completed before the deadline or during the offseason.
Martin has managed to put together an impressive season and the Buccaneers are proving that they’re a much more competitive team this year, so it’s more likely they’ll hand on to him and see what happens during the offseason.
Martin, 26, is in the final year of his four-year, $6,787,528 rookie contract, which included $5.472 million guaranteed. He stands to make a base salary of $1,315,572 for the 2015 season before becoming an unrestricted free agent next year.
The Buccaneers opted not to exercise his fifth-year option back in May.
Coming into today’s game, Martin had ran for 541 yards on 109 carries (5 YPC) to go along with 14 receptions for 129 yards receiving and four total touchdowns over the course of six games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 1 running back out of 59 qualifying players.