Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette claims current team the closest he’s ever played for
The Jacksonville Jaguars will have their work cut out trying to make the playoffs down the final stretch of the 2019 NFL season. Regardless, running back Leonard Fournette is looking on the bright side of how this team has performed thus far.
The Jaguars have dealt with their fair share of significant changes throughout the season and now stand at 4-5. Despite their record, Fournette feels this is the closest team he has ever been a part of in Jacksonville, via James Johnson of the Jags Wire:
“We know what’s at stake and what’s important right now. I think as a team, everybody bonding is greater than it’s ever been since my three years yere. I think this team is a lot close than any other team I played with.”
Fournette’s comments are certainly understandable considering all the changes that were made throughout the 2019 campaign. The Jaguars were dealt their first curveball when quarterback Nick Foles was injured in the season opener and the team had to rally around backup quarterback Gardner Minshew. The team also dealt cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the Los Angeles Rams ahead of the Oct. 29 trade deadline.
It appears such significant moves essentially forced the team together in Jacksonville in order to defy the odds and reach a common goal. Although their record may not show it, the team chemistry seems to be better than its ever been. It will be interesting to see if it translates into wins down the final stretch of the year with Foles now at the helm.