Leonard Fournette joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should put them well into the Super Bowl conversation.
Multiple outlets reported Wednesday night that running back Leonard Fournette signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The deal is worth $3.5 million on a one-year deal with incentives, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Fournette was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars Monday after the team attempted to trade him this offseason. He was the Jaguars' first-round pick in 2017 with an up and down experience in Jacksonville. During his three seasons in the NFL, Fournette ran for over 1,000 yards in two of three seasons. Issues...
While the Jaguars releasing Leonard Fournette wasn't a surprise, the team might be on their way to a rough season.
The Jacksonville Jaguars posted on social media Monday morning they released running back Leonard Fournette.
Earlier in the offseason, Jacksonville had declined Fournette's fifth-year option on his contract which showed the beginning of his end there. Adam Schefter reported the Jaguars have been trying to trade Fournette since the spring, but never got the deal they wanted. Jacksonville head coach Doug Marrone commented on the Fournette release saying, "We couldn't get anything, a fifth, a sixth, anything. We couldn't get anything."
The Jacksonville Jaguars had a case of the Mondays with multiple news being released involving them. That includes their starting running back Leonard Fournette.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Saturday that Fournette was being mentioned in trade discussions with other NFL teams.
Should Jacksonville want to move on from Fournette, it would be a surprise. The rest of the running backs on the roster only combined for 135 yards rushing. Fournette had two 1,000 yard seasons in three years with Jacksonville. 2019 was his best season in terms of rushing (1,152) and receiving (522) yards.
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