Best Remaining Destinations for Leonard Fournette in Free Agency
By michael obermuller
Leonard Fournette wanted out of Jacksonville in 2020, hoping to play for a winning franchise. He ended up getting his wish, joining the eventual Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Now Fournette is a free agent again, and the Bucs probably don't have the cap space to bring him back. Assuming he does not re-sign, here are the three best destinations for the power runner.
Leonard Fournette Free Agency
3. Atlanta Falcons
With Todd Gurley currently unsigned, the Atlanta Falcons could look to go a different direction at running back. Leonard Fournette has been linked to the franchise because of his similarities to Derrick Henry, the former star of Art Smith's offensive unit with the Tennessee Titans. Now head coach in Atlanta, Smith may want to bring in a bruiser to set the tempo on the early downs. Fournette only average 3.8 yards per carry in 2020, but he could revive his career as Smith's new lead back.
2. Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals lost out on Kenyan Drake in free agency, but they still have Chase Edmonds on the roster. A Fournette signing would provide a total alternative style of running back. Fournette can establish the ground game and still make plays as a receiver as the thunder to Edmonds' lightning. The Cardinals are clearly attempting a push for a playoff run after some of the moves they've made this offseason, so this destination should also work for Fournette (who may still desire to play for a winner).
1. New England Patriots
Despite having Damien Harris, Sony Michel and J.J. Taylor on the roster already, the New England Patriots are supposedly interested in bringing in Fournette. Pretty much every offensive move the Pats have made this offseason has been centered around adding players that bring size and strength up front (Trent Brown, Jonnu Smith, Hunter Henry, etc.). New England has been on a mission in free agency, and Fournette could become the latest piece to join Bill Belichick and Cam Newton on their revenge tour.
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