Could Detroit Lions punter Sam Martin have a new home in 2020?
It would be a big change, seeing how he's spent the first seven years of his NFL career with the Lions since being drafted in the 2013 NFL Draft. Entering this year saw him take a pay cut while also playing in all 16 games.
He had originally signed a four-year, $13.6 million contract before 2016; his restructuring saw his non-guaranteed base drop from $2.4 million to a guaranteed $1.7 million.
“I’m kind of like indifferent on it. I’ve never been in this position,” Martin said in the locker room on Monday. “I have no idea what to expect. These next few weeks, next couple of months — I’m just focused on decompressing. It’s a time where I can just relax, no expectations and just kind of let the dust settle where it does.”
“I haven’t even blinked an eye about it, honestly. I haven’t. Everyone looks at it differently. I don’t know how it works, how it plays out and however it does it will. Haven’t thought about it at all, promise. You guys are making me think about it right now.”
His 76 punts this season totaled 3,445 yards, and his 45.3 yard per punt average was good for 17th best in the NFL.
– – Quotes courtesy of Benjamin Raven of MLive – – Link