It took Leonard Fournette some time to accept he’d been cut by the Jaguars

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Last August, the Jaguars surprisingly parted ways with running back Leonard Fournette, the fourth overall pick in the 2017 draft. Even though Fournette landed on his feet, it took him some time to get his head around the fact that the Jaguars showed him the door.

“I think when I got cut, it kind of just set me back to what I used to do,” Fournette recently told Jalen & Jacoby on ESPN, via “You know, I had to get my rhythm back. It was bothering me all through the season when I got signed by the Buccaneers. Every day, I’m like, ‘Damn, I really got cut.’ So it was bothering me, too. So I had to just get my mind right, get adjusted. I was still new here, too.”

Fournette almost got cut again last year. After he was a healthy scratch for a Week 14 against the Vikings, coach Bruce Arians told Fournette to stop “pouting.” Arians instructed Fournette to decide whether he’s all in; if he had said anything other than “yes,” the Bucs would have cut Fournette.

It worked out for the Bucs and for Fournette. We went from a team that finished 1-15 to a team that capped the season with the 55th Lombardi Trophy, making a major contribution to the offense, due to the fact that Ronald Jones had a leg injury.

4 responses to “It took Leonard Fournette some time to accept he’d been cut by the Jaguars

  1. He takes a lot of grief but he’s a human being. He’s spent his entire life being and being told how he was the best and greatest. Never experiencing failure until you’re so far into life destroys a lot of people. That Fournette seems to have figured out how to overcome speaks a lot about him.

  2. Good for him. He’s the only player who ever pouted over the Jaguars cutting them. Everyone else is estatic when they get cut by the Jags.

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