Buccaneers’ Leonard Fournette Considering Seahawks Offer

So far, the Buccaneers have kept most of the band together. Meanwhile, running back Leonard Fournette is considering a competitive offer from the Seahawks, according to Albert Breer of The MMQB (on Twitter). 

The former fourth-overall pick was unceremoniously let go by the Jaguars at the end of the 2020 preseason. He ultimately had to settle for a one-year, $2MM deal with Tampa Bay, and he served as Ronald Jones‘ backup during the early parts of the season. Fournette filled in as starter in Week 15, and he didn’t let go of that role through the rest of the season and playoffs. He brought his best during the postseason, collecting four scores and 448 yards from scrimmage in four games.

“We’ll see,” Fournette said of his Bucs future in a recent interview. “Right now, I’m just enjoying the process right now with this W with this organization and my team. You never know what the future holds for me right now, you know? I wound up ending on a great note. I’d love to be back. We’ll have to talk to my agent and see what they’re talking about.”

The Seahawks recently decided against franchise tagging Chris Carson, which would put them in the market for help at running back. Of course, quarterback Russell Wilson would probably prefer the team to put more of their resources towards building a stronger offensive line.

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10 comments on “Buccaneers’ Leonard Fournette Considering Seahawks Offer

  1. 21.rj

    If Penny stays healthy and Fournette does sign, I’d be okay with that tandem.

  2. padam

    Kind of surprised the Steelers haven’t made an attempt for him considering their backfield and limited cap room.

  3. martevious

    If the Seahawks are paying their QB $35 mil a year, they need to let him throw it like a QB that’s paid that much. Bolster the O-line and receiving core, not the backfield. Otherwise, trade Wilson and get a QB paid a lot less, if they aren’t going to throw the ball.

    • larkraxm

      Oh we wish he would throw the ball! If he wants Brady rings he might have to take a Brady portion of the cap. If he doesn’t want to get sacked so much, then he shouldn’t hold the ball so long. We spend every Sunday collectively yelling “throw it”!!

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