Leonard Fournette Has Played Like a Hall-of-Fame RB in NFL Playoffs

Leonard Fournette Has Played Like a Hall-of-Fame RB in NFL Playoffs


Leonard Fournette has been one of the most up-and-down players in the league since entering the NFL in 2017. The fourth-year back has had two seasons with at least 1,000 rushing yards, and another two with fewer than 450.

However, you can't say the same about his performance in the NFL Playoffs. Because believe it or not, Fournette has essentially played like a Hall-of-Fame RB across his five postseason appearances.

Leonard Fournette Playoff Stats

Fournette is one of only four RBs in NFL history that racked up at least 350 rushing yards, 5 rushing TDs and at least one receiving TD in their first five postseason appearances. Two of the other three are Hall-of-Fame backs. The lone exception, Arian Foster, was a four-time Pro Bowler whose career ended much sooner than most expected it to.

Any way you look at it, Fournette has been a beast in the playoffs. He's averaging 105.0 yards from scrimmage per game across those five appearances with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Buccaneers, scoring a whopping 6 TDs in that time.

"Playoff Lenny" may be a slightly ridiculous nickname, but if he keeps this up, it could be here to stay.

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