Jacksonville Jaguars announce they have released RB Leonard Fournette
The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Monday morning that they have released running back Leonard Fournette. Earlier this offseason, Jacksonville declined to give him a 5th-year option, and now, they decided a 4th-year wasn’t even worth it.
In 3-career seasons in Jacksonville, Fournette rushed for 2,631 yards and 17 touchdowns. The talented running back scored 9 touchdowns as a rookie in 2017; however, he combined for just 8 over the last 2 seasons.
Fournette rushed for 1,152 yards and 3 touchdowns in 2019. Although the Jaguars were unable to trade him, Fournette should have some options for the 2020 season.
The former LSU back was the 4th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
During his 3 seasons at LSU, Fournette was arguably the top player in the nation. He rushed for 3,830 yards and 40 touchdowns from 2014-16. His best season came in 2015 when he rushed for 1,953 yards and 22 touchdowns.
The New Orleans’ native was the No. 1 ranked recruit in the 2014 recruiting class.