Doug Martin and George Iloka aren’t going anywhere this NFL season, except maybe the bank.
The former Boise State stars, both drafted in 2012, tested free agency but opted Wednesday to remain with the teams that drafted them.
Martin, 27, an All-Pro running back, agreed to a five-year deal worth more than $35 million, with $15 million guaranteed.
“Everybody was transparent in this deal,” said Tampa Bay coach Dirk Koetter, the former Boise State coach. “We wanted Doug back all along. Doug said he wanted to be back. Doug likes it here. ... Doug’s a popular guy in the locker room because of the style of play he has. Doug was our top choice all along, and thankfully it got done today.”
Said Martin: “I love Dirk Koetter’s offense. I thought we had a bunch of young guys, a bunch of rookies that came in and we played well. Jameis (Winston) is going to be a great quarterback for us. I can’t wait to come back.”
Iloka, a 25-year-old safety for the Cincinnati Bengals, inked for five years and $30 million, with $18 million coming the first three years.
“Most importantly, they’re the ones that took a chance on me coming out of the draft,” Iloka said on Bengals.com. “So it’s like we’ve been together from the get-go. The money worked out, and I’m just glad to be back.”
Two other Broncos also selected in the 2012 draft are free agents — linebacker Shea McClellin (last season with the Bears) and defensive lineman Billy Winn (Colts).