Leonard Fournette: In the long run, Playoff Lenny came alive

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The 2020 season started with embarrassment for Leonard Fournette, but the running back got the last laugh.

Fournette was cut by the Jags before the stat of the regular season, but wound up going to the Super Bowl after signing with the Buccaneers. The Jags had a 1-15 season and finished with the worst record in the NFL.

Fournette ran 97 times for 367 yards and six touchdowns in the regular season, but ran 48 times for 211 yards in the postseason before going off for 16 carries for 89 yards, four catches for 46 yards, and one receiving touchdown in the Super Bowl.

“In the long run, Playoff Lenny came alive,” Fournette said in his postgame press conference.

Fournette’s future isn’t as bright as it was when he came into the league as a top pick in the first round of the 2017 draft, but he heads into free agency on a high not after the Super Bowl LV win.

8 responses to “Leonard Fournette: In the long run, Playoff Lenny came alive

  1. Just an all around stellar game by Fournette.

    He shut down any chance of KC coming back with his running in the second half. Would have been a legit pick for game MVP.

  2. I think the MVP of the game was the TB defense. But on the offense it was Fournette, for the entire playoffs. He has power, speed, blocking, he knows exactly when to go from blocking to safety valve and he never drops it. WHY did the Jags cut this guy???

  3. The jags cut him for the same reason he had less than 4 ypc during the regular season despite playing with Brady. He doesn’t have good vision and is tripped up to easily. That said, he certainly looked good tonight and that’s what ultimately matters to TB.

  4. I really hope Fournette doesn’t chance a bigger contract on a crappier team. Give Tampa another 1-2 years knowing you will be playing with Brady, BA. Leftwhich, Evans, Gronk, etc. He’s in the perfect structure and team in Tampa. He was a much lesser player in Jax and was always sitting out hurt and clearly didn’t play with the same passion and drive. It also helps that Tampa’s offensive line is pretty dang good.

  5. Playoff Lenny? Lucky Lenny. Any time you even breathe on his legs, he goes down. Next tackle he breaks will be the first one. Malcontent and immature distraction in Jax, missed obvious holes and was uncoachable. Jones should have had more carries, at least he breaks tackles. But Lenny did well last night……

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