Leonard Fournette decision a consequence of all-or-nothing playoff era
LSU running back Leonard Fournette won’t play in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl in order to get healthy and prepare for the NFL Draft.
His decision has been met with both praise and criticism. While some fans are commending him for looking out for his own best interests, others are giving him a hard time for not seeing his Tigers career through to the end.
On the heels of Fournette opting out of his bowl game, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey — another brilliant ball carrier with Round 1 aspirations — announced that he won’t participate in the Hyundai Sun Bowl with his Cardinal teammates. Like Fournette, he’s been beaten up in 2016 and can’t risk further injury.
Be sure to watch the video above for some quick commentary on what has become an unforeseen consequence of the playoff era.
John Crist is the senior writer for Saturday Down South, a member of the FWAA and a voter for the Heisman Trophy. Send him an e-mail, like him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter.