Jaguars Decline Star Running Back Leonard Fournette's 5th-Year Option

Written by on May 2, 2020

The Jacksonville Jaguars declined the fifth-year possibility for the 2021 season on Leonard Fournette’s contract, this week.

Leonard Fournette, Jaguars, ContractKevin C. Cox / Getty Pictures

The transfer comes as no shock. The Jags have been making an attempt to commerce Fournette for the final month, in accordance with stories from ESPN’s Adam Schefter. 

Coming off a career-year, Fournette shall be paid $4.168 million by the Jags in 2020 and change into a free agent instantly afterward.

In 2019, the previous fourth general decide rushed for 1,152 speeding yards and caught 76 passes. In whole, he gained 1,674 yards from scrimmage, which ranked sixth within the league.

Shifting on from Fournette will proceed rising uncertainty within the Jaguars offense. The running-back lately recommended the group transfer on from quarterback Gardner Minshew and signal Cam Newton: “Cam went to the Tremendous Bowl. He is an incredible man. I have been realizing Cam for a minute now. And like I instructed some those that talked to me, it is no disrespect to [Gardner Minshew]. I am simply making an attempt to get in one of the best place as a group as we are able to [to] win,” Fournette stated throughout an look on ESPN’s First Take. “That is all that was about. Simply pleasant competitors ‘trigger that brings out one of the best in folks.”

The Jaguars went 6-10 in 2019.

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