Peyton Barber Gets A Contract

March 13th, 2019

Thankfully, the Bucs re-signed the guy on the left.

An aspiring entrepreneur still grinding toward his degree at Auburn University, running back Peyton Barber made a wise move today.

ESPN is reporting that Barber signed a one-year contract and avoided restricted free agency. The Bucs were hoping he’d take a long term deal, primarily because they view him as a potential top-5 running back and didn’t want to get caught with him looking to break the bank in free agency next season.

It seems Barber held firm and will gamble on himself. That’s a strong bet, given that the Bucs won’t be investing in a free agent running back better than him, and their recent track record in the draft is about as bad as Joe’s track record scoring hot tub invitations with cheerleaders.

How good is Barber? Bucs fans should really find out this season.

54 Responses to “Peyton Barber Gets A Contract”

  1. Doctor_berto Says:

    Below average running back with a below average offensive line.

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    I’m glad that Barber’s still in the fold, but really wish we could’ve gotten a longer term deal done. Next year’s salary Cap situation is shaping up to be just as bad as this year’s situation. Had a feeling this was coming though after BA & Licht lauded him as being a Top-5 RB. With those accolades, I’d hold out for more $$$ too if I were Peyton.

  3. Mike Says:

    Top 5 of what?

  4. Doctor_berto Says:

    Top 5 worst running back

  5. Tom Edrington Says:

    I’m sure this one merits a big-time Joe(s) celebration with a case of Olde Frothingslosh

  6. Rob Says:

    I like Barber, but viewing him as a top 5 back is silly.

  7. Season Is Over Says:

    Who from the team views Barber as a top five RB? Please show us that quote that should have been in the article ahead of time. Why didn’t we find out how good he was the three full seasons he has been on the team?

  8. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Good for you Peyton, I hope BA makes you a star.

  9. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    “It seems Barber held firm and will gamble on himself.”

    Good for him! Takes confidence to make that gamble, but Peyton is going to have his degree to fall back on soon, also. He’s making better decisions than a lot of young men his age.

  10. Tc Says:

    He is what we thought he is – average.

  11. Widerightandleft Says:

    Average running back that needs a line that can run block!

  12. Waterboy Says:

    Bucs need to look at Tevin Coleman as a solid 1-2 punch. I have no faith in Jones or Ellington at this point in his career.

  13. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    Tom Edrington Says:

    Olde Frothingslosh? Ybor microbrew? LOL

  14. SKBucsFan Says:

    I am not sure what the confusion is? He is a top 5 running back…on the Bucs roster.

  15. JimmyJack Says:

    Dang I wanted a Barber jersey bad. I was standing and gazing into the mirror last night before bed picturing myself in a fresh Barber jersey. Even though it says “Barber”(timeless) I can’t be getting a 1 year jersey. I’ll do the tee shirt again.

    BTW, tee shirts are the proper apparel for Ray Jay in Sept. Don’t be the dope that wears the official jersey that’s thick as a sweater. Spare yourself the ten degrees so you can scream louder and help the defense. That’s more important.

  16. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    With Barber not committing to a long term deal, the Bucs do not have to commit him as being the future star running back. Perhaps Rojo will step his game up.

  17. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The Peyton Barber story is one that will make you celebrate his success…..I do believe he left school early to help is Mother financially…..good for him….
    And…..not only is he holding out for a better deal later, he probably is going to be paid higher this year also…..that’s what happens when you heap praises on a player prior to negotiations….
    I once went to buy a car and my Wife said (in front of the salesman) “That’s exactly the car I want”……you can guess, I didn’t get a very good deal.

  18. The Buc Realist Says:


    Any truth to the rumor that they have lost all confidence in the franchise and this is them tanking for the #1 overall pick to select a “real” franchise QB in the 2020 draft?????????

    2019 season will reveal answers to the sheep, that the “real” fans already know!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. JimmyJack Says:

    He is a average runner but is an elite hitter. Don’t be the dumbass that think big hits don’t make a impact.

    Much more to football then ESPN clips.

  20. CrazedBucsFan Says:

    What the f does he see in him!? B.A. now stands for blind a$$. Barber’s assistant. Bad analysis! What the heck Bruce?

  21. AlteredEgo Says:

    He and the Bucs could still do a new multi year contract the 1 year deal was to get something on the record for strategic reasons

  22. CrazedBucsFan Says:

    B.A. is must stands for Bad Analysis. He must thinks we got Tiki Barber. Arians you’re starting to scare me, sir.

  23. SCBucsFan Says:

    I hope he proves me wrong and shows that he’s better then a low tier running back

  24. 813bucboi Says:

    good signing…..


  25. Slugglife Says:

    Read the comments on this message board then ask yourself why players don’t want to come to Tampa. Worst fan base in the NFL.

    F’n guy plays hard every down, grinds out as many yards as he can get, and delivers heavy collisions on would be tacklers. Yet you forklift drivers gotta talk that sh!t. Take the rest of the day off.

  26. DILLIGAF Says:

    …but we got a new punter!!! Buc Free Agency signings hit their peek for 2019.

  27. 813bucboi Says:


    if we were tanking, we wouldve kept dirk as HC…..

    now go finish proof reading smittys diary’s


  28. Doctor_berto Says:

    Worst fanbase in the NFL because we suck every year!! Give us something to cheer about and we will. The last decade has created an extremely pessimistic fanbase and that shouldn’t come as a surprise!

  29. Slugglife Says:

    And what exactly would have changed in your life if the Bucs hadn’t been so sub-par? Nothing right?

    I would question the reason for a fan being a perennial douchebag based on that.

  30. Slugglife Says:

    Yet all these folks seemed to have missed their calling as NFL scouts. Relegated the hell that is posting negative comments on professional football players on JBF.

  31. Deez Bucs Says:

    Great job cementing our back up. We will be drafting our long term solution this Spring

  32. DILLIGAF Says:

    We just might find a gem RB in the draft…just don’t have a line that can open up holes so he’ll suck until finding a new team where he shines. It’s a Buc life.

  33. DILLIGAF Says:

    Ahhh BUT the Orlando Apollos are 5-0!!!

  34. DILLIGAF Says:

    Bucs are gonna be their farm team in a couple of years! LOL

  35. BucEmUp 7 Says:

    rookie rbs explode every year. If Barber doesnt cut it someone will

    Good coaching is going to.make a world of difference

  36. DILLIGAF Says:

  37. Greg Says:

    Tevin Coleman 2 years 10 million. No were fine with Barbers 2 yards per carry thanks Light.

  38. Tom Edrington Says:

    @Barack’s CP: google it up…..brewed in none other than Pittsburgh!

  39. Waterboy Says:

    Wow Coleman was signed for that!!! Licht couldn’t give him 2 mil more to lure him in!! That’s ridiculous

  40. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Agree completely. Well said! Barber is a punishing runner who helps soften up defenses it wasn’t his fault that ROJO was unable to cash in.


    Are you new here? Love your comments. Spot on bro’. You remind me of the old sayings about President Harry Truman…”Give em hell Harry”…”Give em Hell Slugglife” They deserve it!

  41. Conte Piscatelli Says:

    I wonder how the pending CBA expiration is going to affect contacts both this and next year. It would seem like a bad idea to lock into a long term contact only to have the new CBA allow for bigger and better contracts and here you are stuck in what “was” a good deal. I’m also figuring the salary cap may see a significant bump with the new CBA meaning a wise GM could possibly push call allocation into three 2021 cap year and sneak a few more contracts in now

  42. Stanglassman Says:

    I think the Browns ODB move makes it likely the Bucs stay at 5 and get one of the elite 3 DL guys. To avoid going into the draft with a glaring need and the flexibility to take best player available they need to fill 4 needs.

    Guard-Ted Larson or Iupati.

    DE Markus Golden-12.5 sacks 2016.

    MLB-Zack Brown-last year 100 tackles, 10 TFLs, 1 Sk, 2FF in 12 games.

    3rd down Rb-Tevin Coleman-poor teams David Johnson.

  43. BucNole Says:

    With a decent OL Barber is a 1K back. .. . with some decent coaching this OL will be just fine

  44. Stanglassman Says:

    Sketch-Tevin Colman. If we had to go in the draft needing to fill 3rd down back and having already upgraded that position with A Ellington in Fa, that’s fine. You can’t fill them all.

  45. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Barber screwed the pooch. Because he refused a long term deal, the Bucs are more likely to draft a RB they think will be here long term. If they do that, who do you think will get the nod to start?

  46. Bucfan1988 Says:

    3 moves Bucs need to make:
    1) Iupati for RG
    2) Throw a late round draft pic to Cleveland for RB- Duke Johnson
    3) Re-work Mike Evans contract to throw him signing bonus to shave $8 mill on your cap. Use those funds to grab Eric Berry – FS that was just released from KC.

    Ready for draft next!!

  47. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Would you sign a long term deal behind this OLIne?

    Good for everybody.. Barber plays hard and is banking on himself. If he does great, then great. If he doesn’t we’re not bound to him.

    What’s not to like about this deal?

  48. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    Tom Edrington Says:
    March 13th, 2019 at 6:09 pm
    @Barack’s CP: google it up…..brewed in none other than Pittsburgh!

    Well I feel silly. Going by the name, I assumed that it was a joke. LOL

  49. Pittsshore Says:

    I’m thinking we move up in the draft to take a kicker.

  50. BigMacAttack Says:

    He’s a dime a dozen to most GM’s. Licht not so much because he’s a terrible talent evaluator. I hope BA reads JBF while he’s here. He will learn more about his team and fan base than he will from the stoogyin his building.

  51. Destinjohnny Says:

    Plays with a below average qb
    And one of thyme worse lines so it’s hard to gauge

  52. Rod Munch Says:

    Good for Barber betting on himself, I hope it works out for him since it will mean he had a good year. But I’m not betting on that. Nothing against Barber, he’s an OK lower end starter, but if he so much as tweaks a hamstring he’s someone’s 4th string RB and camp fodder next year.

  53. Phil Says:

    It’s really nice to see with all the good running backs we could have signed that we stuck with Barber & Jones.

  54. Tampabaybucfan Says: