Jaguars’ Leonard Fournette jokes of clean house following AJ Bouye trade
The Jaguars have ushered in some significant changes to their roster this offseason. Fournette took to Twitter to perfectly sum up how he was feeling about the news:
— 7⃣ Leonard Fournette (@_fournette) March 3, 2020
Fournette’s meme of actor Will Smith during the series finale of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an accurate representation of his situation in Jacksonville. The Jaguars made headlines when they shipped cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the Los Angeles Rams during the 2019 NFL season. Meanwhile, defensive end Yannick Ngakoue also went on Twitter to make it clear that he will not be seeking a long-term deal with the team.
The departure of Bouye in exchange for a fourth-round pick indicates that Jacksonville is on the cusp of a rather significant rebuild. As a result, Fournette cannot help but wonder about his uncertain future.
The Jaguars moves are a sign that they are hoping to start saving cash in order to shore up some more cap room for the future. Recent reports suggest that they may not be looking to pick up Fournette’s fifth-year option that would have paid him over $10 million for the 2021 season. Given the current state of their rebuild, it seems far-fetched to spend big money on a running back.
Regardless, it is safe to say that Fournette seems to be taking all of the news in stride as he prepares for 2020.