Year 3 could be make-or-break for Leonard Fournette

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When the Jaguars spent the fourth general decide within the 2017 NFL draft on Leonard Fournette, they have been bucking the development of operating backs being devalued. By two years, that doesn’t appear like a smart transfer.

That’s why, heading into Yr 3, the Florida Instances-Union means that 2019 might be Fournette’s final 12 months in Jacksonville.

In Fournette’s rookie season he earned reward for topping 1,000 speeding yards and serving to Jacksonville attain the playoffs, however he additionally averaged simply 3.9 yards per carry, and within the three video games he missed that 12 months, the Jaguars went 3-Zero whereas averaging extra speeding yards per recreation than that they had within the 13 video games he performed. In his second season he was a significant disappointment, lacking half the season and averaging simply 3.Three yards per carry when he did play.

Fournette and the Jaguars are additionally in a dispute about whether or not the crew can void greater than $7 million in ensures in his contract, a dispute that may go a great distance towards figuring out how simply the Jaguars may transfer on from Fournette, in the event that they wish to.

However for now, each side will nonetheless hope that Fournette can produce on the stage the Jaguars have been anticipating after they drafted him fourth general. If he does that, the whole lot else will work itself out. If not, Fournette might be elsewhere a 12 months from now.

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