Doug Martin (2012-2017)
After the top three players on this list, the remainder becomes very difficult to rank over one another. Many of the remaining players had a good season or two but were mostly non-factors after that point.
Doug Martin was exceptional for the Buccaneers for two seasons, but the rest of his time in Tampa Bay left a lot to be desired.
Outside of James Wilder, Martin had two of the best seasons by a running back in Tampa Bay ever. Between those two seasons, Martin accounted for 3,599 yards from scrimmage, and he was a driving force on those Buccaneer offenses.
The biggest problem with Martin was his injury-prone nature. Outside of his two Pro Bowl seasons, Martin was never healthy for a full season in Tampa Bay. As a matter of fact, in those “off” seasons, Martin was never able to start more than 11 games, and in that season particularly, he failed to eclipse 500 rushing yards.
The inconsistencies kept Martin lower on this list, but there were very few teams that could stop Doug Martin when he was on.
This might be another example of a what-if scenario, but Doug Martin could have been destined for greatness in Tampa Bay if he had not struggled with injuries and suspensions as he did.