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Leonard Fournette Targeting Awesome New Jersey Number

Isaiah De Los Santos
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette is contemplating a jersey change to a familiar number.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette is contemplating a jersey change to a familiar number. / Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette turned into a fan favorite down the stretch of the season after stepping up for the injured Ronald Jones. Fournette made an even bigger impact in the playoffs during the Bucs' Super Bowl run. He could've cashed in this offseason, but elected to stay in Tampa for a chance to repeat.

Fournette may switch things up in his second season with the team after setting his sights on an awesome new jersey number.

The NFL is reportedly exploring the idea of letting defensive backs, linebackers and running backs wear single-digit jersey numbers, like college. Fournette is clearly hyped over the news, tagging the Buccaneers' Twitter account and saying he wants to wear No. 7.

Besides being one of the coolest numbers in sports, No. 7 has a connection to the running back. He wore the number during college at LSU where he burst onto the scene and became the eventual fourth overall pick in 2017.

Quarterback Tom Brady actually contemplated wearing No. 7 last season before Chris Godwin gave him the chance to wear No. 12 again. There's no denying the number would fit Fournette even better and be a huge seller if the NFL adopts this change.


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