RB Leonard Fournette has been waived by the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team announced Monday morning. Fournette was in his contract final year. Head Coach Doug Marrone said it was the team’s best choice, and the team’s best chance for ability set.
“I’m doing everything I can to make sure we have the best football team to win the games. It’s as fast as I can be on it, “said Marrone.
“The release of Fournette is a step toward culture and aggressive ideology. Easy as it will. They build this offense around Minshew and without Fournette around, they think there are better vibes in the house. That’s it,’ said Jax Brent Martineau, Action Sports.
Marrone said when training camp started it was never his intention to release Leonard Fournette.
But the 25-year-old running back is coming off a career year, reported the Associated Press. Last season he gained 1,600 yards from scrimmage in 15 games, carrying 265 times for 1,152 yards and catching 76 passes for 522 yards. He scored only three touchdowns. He fumbled in 341 touches, too, just once.
The former LSU star has 2,631 rushing yards, 1,009 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns in three seasons since he was the first draft selection by now-fired personnel chief Coughlin since returning to Jacksonville.
In 2018, Leonard Fournette ‘s time in Jacksonville took a turn that ended up being the worst season of his life in football. In crunch time, he had been injured, suspended and on the bench. Late in the year, the AP published, he was fined, humiliated and apparently not in ideal shape.