Marshall Faulk calls out Leonard Fournette, Christian McCaffrey for skipping bowl games
LSU RB Leonard Fournette and Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey made headlines when they announced that they were going to sit out their teams’ bowl games in order to focus on preparing for the 2017 NFL Draft.
Many involved in the sport have weighed in with their opinions, including NFL Hall of Fame RB Marshall Faulk.
Faulk questioned how Fournette and McCaffrey were going to stay healthy in the grueling NFL season if they couldn’t even get themselves ready for a bowl game after nearly a month off:
If a RB can't play in a bowl game vs college competition without getting hurt. How in the hell is he going to play 16+ games in the NFL?
— Marshall Faulk (@marshallfaulk) December 20, 2016
To be fair to Fournette and McCaffrey, at least they’ll be making a ton of money to try to play 16 games in the NFL. It doesn’t exactly make sense to risk an injury for free when so much future money is on the line.
If the talented backs can’t stay healthy in the NFL, though, then it might be time to honestly question their durability.