The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Monday morning that they released running back Leonard Fournette. Fournette was the fourth overall selection in the 2017 draft. In his career, he rushed 666 times for 2,631 yards and 17 touchdowns and caught 134 passes for 1009 yards and two touchdowns.
The newest free-agent RB now that the Jaguars have released their former first-round pick: pic.twitter.com/0c6D7E4nrP— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2020
The Jaguars decided not to pick up his fifth year option and have tried to shop the back all year with no success.
Jaguars did all they could to trade RB Leonard Fournette in the spring and then again this summer. But as Jaguars’ HC Doug Marrone said today: "We couldn't get anything, a fifth, a sixth, anything. We couldn't get anything."— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2020
Per ESPN News Services
“At the end of the day, I just felt that was the best decision for us as a team,” coach Doug Marrone told reporters. “I think it gives us the best opportunity, with the skill sets that we have with the other players in there, I just thought that that was the best for the team. We’ve exhausted all trade offers. We weren’t able to get anything there.”
The Jaguars will start their season at home against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday September 13.