Leonard Fournette and the Jacksonville Jaguars have a foul marriage and could also be headed for a divorce. Sunday evening we bought phrase that issues have gotten even worse.
A month in the past, the Jaguars reportedly knowledgeable Fournette they have been voiding all of the assured cash remaining on his rookie contract. The workforce claims the transfer was in response to the one-game suspension he served for instigating a struggle throughout Jacksonville’s Nov. 25 recreation towards the Buffalo Payments.
Fournette had $7.1 million in assured cash left on his deal.
It appears issues have been going downhill for some time, however the relationship appeared to hit a wall this week.
On Sunday, Jaguars govt vp Tom Coughlin launched the next assertion after Fournette and fellow operating again TJ Yeldon sat on the bench for all the workforce’s Week 17 recreation:
“I’m disillusioned within the conduct as we speak from T.J. Yeldon and Leonard Fournette. They have been disrespectful, egocentric and their conduct was unbecoming that of knowledgeable soccer participant.”
Fournette was the No. four decide int he 2017 NFL Draft after an All-American profession at LSU. He performed effectively as a rookie final season, speeding for 1,040 yards and 9 touchdowns on 268 carries. It was a strong debut.
In 2018 he battled accidents and solely performed in eight video games. He rushed for simply 350 yards and 4 touchdowns on 104 carries.
Now he’s 23 years outdated and will wind up elsewhere subsequent season. With the ensures in his contract voided, he’d be a horny commerce piece for different groups. If that doesn’t occur, the Jaguars might simply launch him.
This shall be an enchanting story to observe because the offseason approaches. Fournette is a younger, low cost operating again who the Jaguars clearly don’t need anymore.