Peyton Barber on the move as free agent running back lands multi-year contract
Peyton Barber won’t have a chance to take a handoff from Tom Brady after all.
The former Auburn running back probably isn’t too upset to hear that news, however, as the free agent running back has landed a multi-year contract during the latest NFL free agency period.
According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, Fowler has agreed to a two-year deal with the Washington Redskins. Following that report, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that Barber will earn up to $3 million with $600,000 guaranteed after signing his new contract with Washington.
Before this news, Barber had spent his entire NFL career in Tampa Bay. The former Auburn running back left school early and went undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft but made the most of his opportunity with the Buccaneers as he rushed for 1,987 yards and 15 touchdowns during his first four seasons in the league.
In his final season on The Plains, Barber rushed for 1,017 yards and 13 touchdowns back in 2015. That season was his breakout campaign, as he entered the season with only 54 career rushing yards in college.
Should he max out the incentives given to him with his new contract in Washington, Barber would make more each of the next two seasons than he has ever made during any season of his NFL career.