Leonard Fournette, Jaguars
Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
Home » Blog » Buccaneers not expected to trade for Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette

Buccaneers not expected to trade for Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette

Over the last few days, the Jacksonville Jaguars have made their plan clear. The franchise plans to move on from star running back Leonard Fournette. That has seen the franchise push forward to hold trade talks with a few other teams concerning Fournette. According to ESPN, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not expected to be a strong suitor for the Pro Bowler.


Want $250 to bet on NFL futures?

Sign up now!


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not expected to make a trade for Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette, a source told ESPN’s Josina Anderson.

The Buccaneers don’t have a pressing need to address the running back position. However, the arrival of Tom Brady has ramped up the need to put together a competitive playoff team.

The team currently has Ronald Jones slated as the starter for the 2020 season but lacks depth at the position this offseason. There is a growing assumption that they will add more talent through the draft this week.


Read: Buccaneers Adding Rob Gronkowski Might Not Meet Hype


With the Buccaneers off the list, it puts one less team in the market for Fournette’s services. He has proven to be one of the most productive running backs over his first three seasons. Fournette is coming off a strong 2019 season, where he tallied a career-best 1,152 rushing yards along with a career-best 76 receptions for 522 rushing yards.

The 25-year-old is currently in the final year of his rookie deal, but have the fifth-year option that they would have to pick up before the deadline on May 4. There should be more clarity on this front in the coming weeks.

  • 100%