BJ Askew Gets An Extension is reporting that a league source has informed them that the Bucs have given FB BJ Askew a contract extension that “will make him one of the top three players at his position in both signing bonus money and in average compensation per year.”

Great news in my opinion.  BJ Askew is one of the best blocking FB’s in the league.  He is a do it all kind of guy for HC Jon Gruden; blocking, the occasional run,  and catching the football. 

While Askew is not admired and deified around the Bay Area like former Bucs great Mike Alstott, I think he brings more to the table. 

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  • mike j

    A natural pass-catcher, & I think Gruden et al will take more advantage of that this year. Still, a lot of money to give a FB, in this age when they are often merely an afterthought in the offensive sceme.

  • http://ThePewterPlank Dustin Staggers

    I would typically agree with you, but Gruden likes the FB in our offense. 

  • kingkeno

    I think B.J. Askew is a part of the offensive line, part running back, part wide receiver, part fullback. He is one of thoes players that line up and say “we’re gonna run right over you and there’s nothing you can do to stop us.” It’s that kind of toughness, determination and confidence that makes this fullback special. It’s a shame he don’t get more credit for the work that he gets done out there. But that’s how it is for the fullback. One of the unsung heroes. Go Blue! Go Buc’s!