About three years in the wake of taking Leonard Fournette with the No. 4 generally pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars are shopping their star running back this offseason. As the 2020 NFL Draft approaches, however, things purportedly aren’t working out in a good way.
The Jaguars began talking about exchanges including Fournette prior this offseason, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Presently with the NFL Draft shutting in, they’ve hovered back with those groups to attempt to cause an arrangement to occur. Sadly for the Jaguars, they aren’t finding any takers.
Fournette got a lot of publicity paving the way to the 2017 NFL Draft, however he hasn’t satisfied the monstrous desires. While he recorded two 1,000-yard seasons in his profession, he is likewise just averaging four yards for each bring through his initial three seasons.
The 25-year-old hasn’t actually been gainful out of the backfield, either. While he pulled in a vocation high 76 gatherings this past season, Fournette transformed 100 focuses into just 522 accepting yards. He additionally battled to discover the end zone this past season, completing the year with three scores in 15 games.
An absence of remarkable creation isn’t the main worry with him. He caused erosion in the storage space by recommending the group sign Cam Newton, he about battled an adversary in the passage and he has toughness issues.
Fournette is likewise entering the most recent year of his arrangement and conveys a $8.6 million top hit for the 2020 season. Any group that procures him could hazard him holding out or would almost certainly need to let him hit the open market next offseason.
Now, the Jaguars may need to agree to a Day 3 pick as a byproduct of a player they spent a best five single out only a couple of years back.