The Jacksonville Jaguars have had trade discussions with other teams about running back Leonard Fournette, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The Jaguars have until May 4 to exercise their fifth-year option on Fournette, who is scheduled to make $4.16 million in base salary in 2020. So I wanted to find five teams that could use the former LSU running back.
Let’s look at five teams that could use Fournette!
Kansas City Chiefs – Chiefs have Damien Williams but lost Shady McCoy. They do have some other solid youth but the Chiefs want to go back to the Super Bowl, and you can do that by adding a player like Fournette cheap. The Chiefs get Fournette for one year and let him walk in free agency picking up a compensatory pick. This move makes too much sense.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – The Buccaneers running backs are weak. I know many like Ronald Jones, but I am not a huge fan. I think adding Fournette to a Bruce Arians offense and giving Tom Brady a big back would be huge. Remember when Brady had LaGarrette Blount? This would be the same time of back.
Buffalo Bills – I know the Bills have interest in running backs. They did call about Melvin Gordon before he signed with the Broncos. They have interviewed tons of running backs from the Combine and All-Star games. Teaming up Fournette with Singletary would be nasty. The Bills do not have much draft captial but at this point it may only take a mid round pick to land Fournette.
Los Angeles Rams – The Rams lost Gurley and right now they have Malcolm Brown. I think adding Fournette gives the Rams a big power back. The Rams already added Jalen Ramsey and now they can add Fournette which can help take some pressure off of Jared Goff.
Philadelphia Eagles – The Eagles have Miles Sanders and that is about it on their roster. If they could somehow trade a mid round to late round pick for Leonard Fournette, it would be a huge addition. Most NFL teams are running two running back sets and a rotation, if the Eagles can find a way to get Fournette they will dominate the NFC East running the ball.