Recently released Leonard Fournette agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Tampa Buccaneers.
The Jaguars let go of Fournette after spending the first three seasons of his career with the team. When Jacksonville chose not to pick up his fifth-year option in May, they looked to trade him but found no luck.
The Buccaneers Offense Gets Better
*all stats from pro-football-reference.com
The Buccaneers are adding Fournette to an already stacked offense. In the offseason, they signed future Hall of Famer, Tom Brady, to a two-year $50 million deal. Not to forget, they traded for Brady’s tight end in New England, Rob Gronkowski. Gronkowski has 7,861 career receiving yards in nine seasons, all nine with Tom Brady behind center. Besides, they also have Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, who both put up 1,000 receiving yards last year. Finally, they signed running back LeSean McCoy to a one-year, $1 million deal. McCoy has seen better days but can act as a mentor for the young Leonard Fournette.
Fournette’s Time in Jacksonville
In Jacksonville, Fournette ran for 2,631 yards and 17 touchdowns. Also, he caught 134 passes for 1009 yards and two touchdowns. He played in three playoff games, all in 2017, when the Jaguars went to the AFC Championship game and lost to the Patriots.
The Buccaneers React
Buccaneers linebacker Devin White was hyped to welcome his new teammate to the team.
The Tim Duncan statement refers to when Fournette said he was “the Tim Duncan of the Jags.”
The Buccaneers play their season-opener against the Saints on September 14th in New Orleans.