The Bucs hype train is out of control. Add another high profile name to the roster. It didn’t take long for Leonard Fournette to find another home. He also didn’t have to leave the state of Florida. Leonard Fournette is heading to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. WOW
Adam Schefter of ESPN was the first to report the news:
Fournette, the former number 4 overall pick in 2017, hasn’t lived up to that high draft pick thus far. Fournette has only averaged 4.0 yards per carry in his 3 year career. Some of that has to do with a porous offensive line in Jacksonville. Still, in 265 carries the former LSU product scored 3 touchdowns. Not ideal.
Fournette joins a depth chart that includes Ronald Jones, Keshawn Vaughn, and Dare Ogunbowale. Obviously, this news kills the fantasy outlook for Jones and Vaughn. The Bucs didn’t sign Fournette to just be part of the show. He’s likely going to get the chance to start and will be trusted at the goal line.
I just want Fournette to come in motivated and ready to kick ass. I truly think half his problem has been that he doesn’t care. Getting out of Jacksonville and being put into a winning environment should help that. Ronald Jones was slated to start. I’m going to doubt that’s the case now.
Tampa has added a lot name power this offseason. Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski were already added this offseason. You combine that with Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, OJ Howard, and Cam Brate? That’s a lot of star power. There’s no excuse for this offense to not perform well. It’s put up or shut up time for Tom Brady.