The Jacksonville Jaguars are actively trying to trade running back Leonard Fournette. It didn’t come as a surprise when the team announced that they have declined the fifth-year option on the running back for the 2021 season. Agree?
Fournette, who is scheduled to make $4.168 million in 2020. Is expected to become a free agent after the season, unless the team changes its mind or trades him to another team.
The former LSU standout has been on the trading block since he said on social media and on ESPN’s First Take that he wanted the team to sign free agent quarterback Cam Newton.
“It’s no disrespect to [Gardner Minshew],” Fournette said on First Take. “I’m just trying to get in the best position as a team as we can [to] win.”
Where Will Leonard Fournette Sign Next
Last season, Fournette had his best year as a professional. He rushed for 1,152 yards and totaled 1,674 yards from scrimmage. He also led the Jaguars with 76 receptions.
After rushing for over 1,000 yards as a rookie, Fournette struggled on and off the field in 2018. Missing six full games and half of two others with a right hamstring injury in the first eight weeks. Also, there was mounting frustration inside the organization about the length of his absence.
He was also suspended without pay for one game. This,for leaving the bench and fighting with Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Shaq Lawson during the Jaguars’ 24-21 loss at Buffalo. Shortly after the incident, the Jaguars told him they were voiding the guaranteed money remaining in his contract.
He seemed to turn things around last season. Even though he didn’t attend every OTA. Head coach Doug Marrone said he was pleased with the way Fournette practiced and worked when he did show up.