Leonard Fournette’s free agency didn’t last long. According to Adam Schefter, the former fourth overall pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2017 will be signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Former Jaguars’ RB Leonard Fournette is signing with the Buccaneers, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 3, 2020
The deal is reportedly for one year.
Reports surfaced earlier in the day that the Bucs were one of several teams interested in the former LSU product. After no one claimed him and his contract off waivers, he was free to choose any team he wanted. As it turns out, that team is located just a few hours West of his former home in Duval County.
The Bucs already added LeSean McCoy this offseason to join Ronald Jones and rookie running back Ke’Shawn Vaughn. What this means for any of those three remains to be seen but the Bucs have clearly been hell-bent on putting the most talent together on the field for their short window with Tom Brady under center. And, despite the dysfunction that surrounded the Jaguars, Fournette had career highs in many areas.
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In 2019, he rushed for 1,152 yards and three touchdowns on 265 carries. In addition, he added 76 receptions for 522 yards. In 36 games over three seasons, Fournette has rushed for 2,631 yards and has 17 touchdowns on the ground. Through the air, he has hauled in 134 passes for 1,009 yards and two touchdowns. He is just 25-years-old.