Leonard Fournette has become a Jacksonville Jaguar.
Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said recently that even though running back Leonard Fournette showed the team enough to be the fourth overall pick in this year's draft, he needs to show them more before he'll move into the starting lineup ahead of Chris Ivory and T.J.
A week after being selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, former LSU running bac...
According to the NFL's rookie salary system, the deal is worth more than $27 million and includes an $18 million signing bonus.
It says the deal is fully guaranteed and contains no offset language.
During his tenure with the Tigers, Fournette totaled 3,830 career rushing yards (fourth in school history) on 616 carries (6.2 rush avg.) and scored 42 TDs (40 rushing, one receiving, one kick return). Jacksonville is hoping he can be a cornerstone for a running attack that struggled mightily last season. Fournette also set or tied 23 different school records at LSU, including eight single-season records, five single-game records and seven bowl records. "Every day just working out, doing whatever I got to do just to get better, to get this team better and get myself better". "Obviously he's shown that ability, but at the same sense, when you have the team, the one thing about a team is you have to earn that". However, he did tell local media over the weekend he spent time in practice in college with a back in front of him.
Fournette reportedly also said, "They believe in us and of course we have to believe in ourselves that we can turn anything around so that's what they drafted me, Cam [Robinson], Dede [Westbrook]".