According to coach Doug Marronethe; Jacksonville Jaguars have decided to cut ties with the fourth-year pro (Leonard Fournette) after the team “couldn’t get anything” for him, although the media reports have already specified it many times about the trading back of Fournette by the Jacksonville, but finally, an official statement is released by them to give it a shape of justified suspension. In 10 days, the NFL will kick off its season, and the Jaguars will look much different on both sides of the ball after waiving Fournette and trading defensive end Yannick Ngakoue mere hours apart from each other.
The downfall of Leonard
The bad times for Leonard started very early from the year 2018 when Leonard met with an injury, but he was later suspended, on the bench in crunch time. He was fined repeatedly for being late and skipping mandatory functions, he was also criticised and admittedly cursed for not being in ideal shape late in the year. The constant refinements started people to speculate about his career but Leonard bounced back last year with his best season. He topped 1,600 yards from scrimmage in 15 games, carrying 265 times for 1,152 yards and catching 76 passes for 522 yards. Fournette has 2,631 yards rushing, 1,009 yards receiving, and 19 touchdowns in three seasons. But amid such spectacular victories, nothing worked and he was finally dumped by the Jaguars.
Fifteen of the 22 starters on the Jaguars from the AFC title game are no longer on the roster. The Jaguars instead are looking at another top-five pick in the draft along with another first-round pick, two second-round picks, and 11 total in 2021. The only constant in the Jaguars front office over the past eight years is general manager Dave Caldwell, which needs to be changed if Jacksonville wants to actually build a contender. And want to continue its own franchise for long.