Getting launched three years after going fourth total within the draft usually isn’t seen as a superb factor, however Leonard Fournette doesn’t appear to be taking a look at his departure from Jacksonville that approach.
Fournette was launched by the Jaguars final week and didn’t have to attend lengthy earlier than touchdown a contract to affix the Buccaneers. He’s a part of a backfield that additionally contains Ronald Jones and LeSean McCoy, so it stays to be seen simply how solid a role he’ll have on offense however any position he performs will include Tom Brady taking snaps from heart.
That’s a prospect that brings Fournette pleased ideas.
“For the primary time in my life, I really have a quarterback,” Fournette stated, by way of Greg Auman of TheAthletic.com.
Neither Fournette’s LSU teammates nor present or previous Jaguars quarterbacks Blake Bortles, Cody Kessler and Gardner Minshew will doubtless be thrilled by that evaluation, but it surely’s arduous to argue with Fournette’s view of the improve in his quarterback state of affairs.
With Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Rob Gronkowski and O.J. Howard on board as receivers for Brady, Fournette will doubtless be seeing fewer defenders within the field than he has prior to now. If that pays off in elevated manufacturing, the upside of getting lower will doubtless outweigh any negatives.