There have been a few big names leave the Jacksonville Jaguars this offseason and another player that could be on his way out is running back, Leonard Fournette.
It has been reported that the Jaguars have been holding talks with other teams for over a month now as it appears that their star back will be heading elsewhere for the 2020 season.
Fournette was the fourth overall pick out of LSU back in 2017 and burst onto the scene in his rookie year, rushing for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns in his first year with the Jaguars.
Fournette could be the next big name shipped out of Jacksonville
After rushing for 439 yards in eight games in 2018, Fournette had a career-high 1,152 yards on the ground last season and caught a team-high 76 passes.
The 2017 first-rounder is set to earn $4.16 million in base salary this year, according to the NFL website. The team has until May 4 to exercise the fifth-year option on his contract.
Fournette talked about the Jaguars bringing free agent quarterback Cam Newton to Jacksonville, live on ESPN. The franchise has shown this offseason that nobody is bigger than the team.
Calais Campbell was traded to the Baltimore Ravens, while A.J. Bouye and Nick Foles were also moved on. Running back Fournette could well be the next player shipped out of Jacksonville, along with Yannick Ngakoue, who has expressed his desire to move on this offseason.
The Jaguars hold two first-round picks in the 2020 NFL Draft, which takes place later this week, and have 10 overall picks this year.