Leonard Fournette agrees to re-sign with Bucs

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“Playoff Lenny” will continue with the Buccaneers.

A day after Leonard Fournette took a free-agent visit with the Patriots, the running back has decided to re-sign with the Buccaneers, according to multiple reports.

While the details will eventually emerge, the deal is initially reportedly for three years and $21 million and could escalate to $24 million.

Fournette has been with the Bucs since signing with the club early on in the 2020 regular season. He had 600 yards from scrimmage and six touchdowns in the regular season before a strong run in the postseason helped power the Bucs to the Super Bowl LV title.

Fournette was Tampa Bay’s starting running back in 2021 on a one-year deal, recording 1,266 yards from scrimmage and 10 total touchdowns in 14 games.

The Jaguars selected Fournette at No. 4 overall in the 2017 draft but released him in late August of 2020 when they could not find a trade partner.

53 responses to “Leonard Fournette agrees to re-sign with Bucs

  1. 3/21? Patriots are better off investing that kind of money elsewhere.

    Still think Harris is getting traded if the right opportunity comes along. It’s the final year of his rookie deal and he is kinda injury prone which is unfortunate. Think the kid is a stud if he could stay healthy.

  2. Great news. Lenny has been very clutch for us. A good all round back and hard nosed runner.

  3. That wobbling OL and Brady need him more than the Pats certainly do. Never understood why who doesn’t fit who wants 12 million per year as an RB in a plug and play RB league, ever even flew to NE.

    Other teams making these kinds of mistakes is how a team like NE is always there.

  4. Good for him. He will be back for the beat down the saints give Tommy and the bucs.

  5. Read “Prominent NFL agent says Patriots are still operating in free agency as if they’re the Tom Brady Patriots”.

    Clueless BeliCHEAP.

  6. Bucs can afford him because of Brady’s bargain-basement salary. But best of luck to the Packers, Browns, etc this season.

  7. . . . and Adams decided to leave me. Why, why, do players want to play for Tommy and not me? Maybe my friend Antonio will want to play with me. We can both do jumping jacks together and entertain the Packer fans.

  8. Visited the Pats, came to the Bucs

    He knows where he has the best shot at another ring

  9. Now the Bucs need to get some receivers. Landry would be nice downfield and Beasley is clutch so that would work as well.

  10. His agent used the Pat’s to leverage the bucs the Pat’s would never pay him 7 mil a year belichick just wanted to kick the tires and see his demands.

  11. BeliCHEAP believers have no clue at all about how Patriots offense was run under Brady, and think it was run-oriented, and claim it was BeliCHEAP’s magic.

    They should check how often Brady threw the balls, even before 2007 (compare to how often Peyton threw during the same period), even with the pathetic WR group given by BeliCHEAP.

  12. “dvdman123 says:
    March 22, 2022 at 9:23 am
    Same team and probably same results as last season.”

    Au contraire! By that fateful Rams loss, even the backup wide receivers were out, including the right tackle, whose replacement allowed two sacks

  13. Figured he would after Brady unretired. Damien Harris should be the back going forward for the Pats anyway. Stevenson is good but he’s more for short yardage situations.

  14. Tom Brady says:
    March 22, 2022 at 9:33 am
    Visited the Pats, came to the Bucs

    He knows where he has the best shot at another ring

    ___________________________________________________

    Why do people constantly allude to players going where they have the “best shot at another ring” when it s almost always who pays the most? As it should be. At least there is no quote as such from the Fournette camp.

  15. dvdman123 says:
    March 22, 2022 at 9:23 am
    Same team and probably same results as last season.
    —————-

    Same team that won a Super Bowl as well.

  16. Imagine actually thinking Brady is good without an all star team around him, a great coach, defense, kicker or equipment guys who do what they’re told. And you know what I mean by that 😉 😉 😉

  17. They were already over the cap. I wonder what they’ll have to do to get under the cap unless Goodell gives Tommy a free pass like he does for everything else.

  18. I looked at that website that tracks that stuff, at least a 4th of the league is in worse cap situation than the Bucs

  19. Fournette always reminded me of a bigger version of Fragile Fred Taylor. Both were always limping around on the Jags roster. Other than Gronk, how many other Brady coattail-riders are out there? Another crack at AB, perhaps?

  20. Wow, most of the aging, injury-riddled roster is back from last year with the addition of a few odds and ends. Certainly this will get them better results than last year!

  21. GoodellMustGo says:
    March 22, 2022 at 10:56 am
    Imagine actually thinking Brady is good without an all star team around him, a great coach, defense, kicker or equipment guys who do what they’re told. And you know what I mean by that

    ———-

    Actually realistic people are starting to ask “Imagine thinking BB is good without Brady”?

  22. If Tampa loses in the playoffs, Brady will have the most losses in the playoffs. I don’t think he wants to retire with that record.

  23. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    March 22, 2022 at 12:12 pm
    If Tampa loses in the playoffs, Brady will have the most losses in the playoffs. I don’t think he wants to retire with that record.

    ———

    Your Jets don’t need to worry about “losses in the playoffs”…..they never make it to the playoffs

  24. Lot of money for a running back with a long injury history who is at the point when many of them start to rapidly decline. Never a fan of a big second contract for an RB, and this is his…third?

  25. Why do people constantly allude to players going where they have the “best shot at another ring” when it s almost always who pays the most? As it should be. At least there is no quote as such from the Fournette camp.
    ___________________________________________________

    Because the Bucs are proving that. After Brady decided to come back they started signing FAs that would have gone for more money on crappy teams. Carlton Davis and Ryan Jensen surely would have left. However, with Brady coming back, they decided to take less money to have another chance to win it again. Most of these guys are already set for life financially. Money goes but SB rings last a lifetime.

  26. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    March 22, 2022 at 12:12 pm
    If Tampa loses in the playoffs, Brady will have the most losses in the playoffs. I don’t think he wants to retire with that record.
    ———————————
    That is purely a function of how often TB gets into the playoffs.

  27. Good to see the band slowly getting back together. If/when Godwin returns, they’ll be fine without AB….

  28. Bucs will be a force again. What a difference it makes when Brady un-retires.

    It’s weird to see the Patriots become what the Bills used to be. For year, the Bills had to overpay to get quality FA’s – and even then, still lost players to other teams. Having a top QB really makes a difference.

  29. @billsrthefuture,

    Brady for most of his career was a top 1 or top 2 QB in the league. Josh Allen is behind Lamar Jackson in his own draft class. Once you count Burrow, Brady, Watson, Mahomes, Josh is not 5 QB in the league. Allen is still very good but nowhere near what Brady has been.

  30. Patriots are what the Bills used to be??
    Since 2010 – Bills top 10 draft picks – Spiller, Dareus, Gilmore, Watkins, Allen, Oliver.
    Patriots –

  31. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    March 22, 2022 at 2:48 pm
    @billsrthefuture,

    Brady for most of his career was a top 1 or top 2 QB in the league. Josh Allen is behind Lamar Jackson in his own draft class. Once you count Burrow, Brady, Watson, Mahomes, Josh is not 5 QB in the league. Allen is still very good but nowhere near what Brady has been.

    ———-

    In what universe is Josh Allen behind Lamar Jackson? Same question for Watson? Please child…

  32. “Once you count Burrow, Brady, Watson, Mahomes, Josh is not 5 QB in the league.”
    ________________

    Mahomes and Allen are 1A & 1B right now. No GM in their right mind would take any of the other QB’s you listed over either. Even Brady, who is the GOAT, but is also in his mid-40’s and not as good as he was.

    All I know is that it’s night & day for Buffalo with free agency today compared to 5 or 10 years ago. Players want to play w/ Allen, and w/ a SB contender.

  33. NFL baker’s dozen quarterbacks:
    01, Mahomes
    02, Allen
    03, Rodgers
    04, Brady
    05, Burrow
    06, Herbert
    07, Watson
    08, Wilson
    09, Stafford
    10, Prescott
    11, Carr
    12, Jackson
    13, Murray

  34. Lamar has been first team all pro, unanimous league MVP, offensive player of year, pro bowler, Josh Allen has only been a pro bowler.

    Watson has more career TDs, more passing yards, better completion percentage, fewer interceptions, higher passer rating, higher QBR than Josh Allen. Watson accomplished all that on a bad Houston team.

    44 year old Brady just beat Josh Allen and the Bills last year and won a SB a year before so I would still rank him ahead. If Buffalo faces Tampa in the SB, I would bet on Brady to win it.

  35. “44 year old Brady just beat Josh Allen”
    _________________________

    Are you sure that the Bucs team didn’t beat the Bills team? Or were Brady & Allen arm wrestling?

  36. Said it as soon as Brady went to Tampa….
    players will take less to play with Brady on winning teams and Pats will have to start paying market value (or over) to attract talent to the team.

  37. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    March 22, 2022 at 4:43 pm
    Lamar has been first team all pro, unanimous league MVP, offensive player of year, pro bowler, Josh Allen has only been a pro bowler

    ———

    That was one season three years ago. Lamar scares nobody anymore…..keep him in the pocket and he folds like a cheap suit. And take a look at their respective postseason play. It’s not even close.

  38. Lamar has been injured the last two years but when healthy he is better than Josh Allen. Lamar’s receiving corps is no where near as talented as what Josh has. Hollywood Brown would be a #2 or #3 in Buffalo. Mark Andrews would be a #1 TE in Buffalo and that’s it.

  39. It’s weird to see the Patriots become what the Bills used to be. For year, the Bills had to overpay to get quality FA’s – and even then,

    ______

    The only team overpaying people is Buffalo, 18 M for a 33 year Miller? Good luck when you realize that Miller doesnt have Donald taking the double/triple teams anymore. Teams will double him and be able to block the other guys straight up, because theres not any other guy on that front that causes any concern at all.

  40. “The only team overpaying people is Buffalo, 18 M for a 33 year Miller? Good luck when you realize that Miller doesnt have Donald taking the double/triple teams anymore. Teams will double him and be able to block the other guys straight up, because theres not any other guy on that front that causes any concern at all.”
    ___________________________________

    Not a very good analysis, imo. Miller is one of the best pass rushers of the past 2 decades, 33 isn’t “old” (we’ve seen guys like Peppers & Reggie White play at a high level well into their late 30’s), and this is basically a 3-year deal.

    The Bills defense was #1 last year, but that was kind of smoke & mirrors. This year, they can be a true #1. Miller was a huge addition.

  41. Another former Jaguar succeeding with another team. What a disastrous era we have had with Shad Khan as our owner. Hopefully Doug Pederson is a miracle worker.

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