Leonard Fournette: I really have a quarterback for the first time in my life

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Getting released three years after going fourth overall in the draft generally isn’t seen as a good thing, but Leonard Fournette doesn’t seem to be looking at his departure from Jacksonville that way.

Fournette was released by the Jaguars last week and didn’t have to wait long before landing a contract to join the Buccaneers. He’s part of a backfield that also includes Ronald Jones and LeSean McCoy, so it remains to be seen just how solid a role he’ll have on offense but any role he plays will come with Tom Brady taking snaps from center.

That’s a prospect that brings Fournette happy thoughts.

“For the first time in my life, I really have a quarterback,” Fournette said, via Greg Auman of TheAthletic.com.

Neither Fournette’s LSU teammates nor current or past Jaguars quarterbacks Blake Bortles, Cody Kessler and Gardner Minshew will likely be thrilled by that assessment, but it’s hard to argue with Fournette’s view of the upgrade in his quarterback situation.

With Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Rob Gronkowski and O.J. Howard on board as receivers for Brady, Fournette will likely be seeing fewer defenders in the box than he has in the past. If that pays off in increased production, the upside of getting cut will likely outweigh any negatives.

20 responses to “Leonard Fournette: I really have a quarterback for the first time in my life

  1. Before Burrow LSU wasn’t putting out great QBs even for college. Would have to go back to Russel who is most famous for the guy who implemented the rookie wage scale.

  2. LF should keep his mouth shut and produce, then everything will take care of itself.
    Take the high road.
    Blake Bortles was a bad QB, but he honestly tried, he just wasn’t very good.
    No need to dump on him.
    We don’t know how good Minshew is but why dump on him? H’es a low pick and is also trying hard.

  3. He could have said something like, “I’m excited to play with one of the best QBs of all time.” The fact that he had to slam several former teammates says more about who he is than who they are.

  4. Well that’s interesting considering he played with Nick Foles who was good enough to beat Tom Brady in the Super Bowl.

  5. He’s playing with arguably, (I certainly would argue it), one of the greatest QBs of all time with a plethora of Super Bowl rings. Of course he’s finally playing “with a quarterback.” The other guys that he’s played with cannot hold a candle to Brady. Minshew may have a great season, but as far as Fournette’s comments are concerned, he’s dead on.

  6. i can’t believe that some media members are saying good for Fournette for telling the truth, frankly i think that his statement was classless as it makes all his other q.b’s look like crap.

  7. Fournette is by far the best RB on this roster. Give it a few weeks and he will be taking a majority of the snaps.

  8. To the Foles comment, that was more about the Pats D not getting a stop and the liberal application of the rulebook at certain points of the game than it was Brady. Brady outplayed Foles and it isn’t even close. You take away the illegal “Philly Special” and the TD that the dude straight up only had one foot down and it’s a different story.

  9. Too much running of his mouth. He also wouldn’t get reps on over half of the teams in the league either.

  10. This seems to be running into is BB or TB responsible of the Patriots dynasty or most likely a combination of both. This will be such an interesting season for a multitude of reasons that will be debated for years to come.

  11. Remember, Leonard: The QB you’re foaming at the mouth about right now was no longer wanted by his previous team after nearly 20 years. And your previous team cut bait with you after only three. Nothing to brag about here.

  12. He says that he finally has a QB to play with.
    C’mon, it’s not as if you need a great QB to turn around and hand off the ball to you.
    Any schlep can do that, Bub.

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