After leading the team in rushing last season, Peyton Barber is eager to pile up some yardage under the team’s new head coach, Bruce Arians.
The former Auburn standout went undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft but was quickly picked up by the Buccaneers and has gone on to prove his value to the franchise after rushing for 871 yards last season. That mark was a career-best and led the team in 2018. Barber has been on the team’s active roster each of his first three seasons in Tampa and appeared in 47 of 48 games.
For his professional career, Barber has rushed for 1,517 yards and nine touchdowns. He has proven to be a threat in the passing game, too, as he has registered 41 catches for 234 yards and one touchdown.
He announced his return to Tampa on Friday.
— Peyton Barber (@Pb25Peyton) March 15, 2019
After reviewing film of last season, Barber’s new coach was blown away by the running back he inherited. Check out this interview featuring Arians praising Barber’s game:
Bruce Arians raving about Peyton Barber. Add the fact that they have a 2nd-year guy in Ronald Jones and I don’t think they make a big run at Le’Veon Bell. pic.twitter.com/baA6ABhzo6
— Nick Spano (@NickSpano) March 7, 2019