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Leonard Fournette trade reports: Why Jaguars would discuss dealing No. 1 RB

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The Jaguars are checking out trade circumstances including running back Leonard Fournette, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Saturday.

Fournette is coming off a profession season with 1,674 yards from skirmish (however simply 3 goals). He’s entering his 4th NFL season after turning 25 in January.

In keeping with a “four” style, here’s a take a look at 4 possible reasons Jacksonville would look to move the 4th total choice in the 2017 NFL Draft:

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The Jaguars are attempting to offer high. Fournette hurried for a career-high 1,152 yards and 4.3 yards per bring in2019 He likewise ended up being a genuine receiving choice with a team- high 76 catches, which were more than the 58 combined receptions he had in his first 2 NFL seasons. The number of teams would make strong quotes for a 1,000- lawn rush and an enhancing receiver? The Jags can discover by making one offered.

Fournette is an affordable choice for other teams. Part 1A of the offering high argument is that he’ll play reasonably inexpensively this season. He’s arranged to make $4.17 million in base pay ($ 8.6 million cap hit) in the 4th year of his novice agreement. The Jags have actually not devoted to a 5th year and the big bump in pay that accompanies it. They have till May 4 to exercise their choice, Schefter kept in mind. They might let the agreement be another person’s issue.

The Jaguars truly, truly desire more draft capital. Jacksonville has 12 choices at the minute, and a trade of Fournette (and, maybe, defensive lineman Yannick Ngakoue, who states he desires out of Jacksonville) might get the Jags into the 15 variety. That, in turn, would open a a great deal of other trade possibilities as the team attempts to enhance rapidly on last season’s 6-10 record.

Jacksonville wishes to finish cleansing house. Fournette was back in the news today after duplicating his viewpoint that the team must check out signing free-agent quarterback Camera Newton and having him take on incumbent starter Gardner Minshew. His 2018 season consisted of an injury, a suspension, an encounter with a viewer and an admonishment by former Jags football boss Tom Coughlin. He was apprehended in April 2019 after a traffic drop in Florida and charged with driving with a suspended license, though he was not disciplined for that. Fournette (and Ngakoue) would sign up with a list of popular current Jags departures that consists of Jalen Ramsey, Dante Fowler, Calais Campbell and Nick Foles.

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