Leonard Fournette is staying in the state of Florida and is joining a Super Bowl contender.
Multiple media outlets are reporting that the running back has agreed to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, nearly two days after being waived by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Fournette will join an already star studded Buccaneers offensive led by quarterback Tom Brady, fellow running backs Ronald Jones, Ke’Shawn Vaughn, and LeSean McCoy as well as receivers Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Rob Gronkowski, and OJ Howard.
The fourth-year running back was waived by Jacksonville on Monday after three seasons but there was concerns about his behavior in the Jaguars locker room as the organization has cleaned out the majority of the roster that was in the AFC Championship game just a few seasons ago.
Fournette rushed for 2,631 yards and 17 touchdowns in 36 games and also had 134 catches for 1,009 yards and two touchdowns. Last season he had 1,674 yards from scrimmage but just three touchdowns for the struggling Jacksonville offense.
Now he’ll join a crowded Tampa offense and it’ll be interesting to see how head coach Bruce Arians and offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich will utilize all the weapons surrounding Tom Brady and the high expectations surrounding the franchise.