New Orleans native Leonard Fournette ‘blessed for another opportunity’

New Orleans native Leonard Fournette ‘blessed for another opportunity’
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (28) is stopped by Carolina Panthers strong safety Juston Burris (31) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (Source: AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Leonard Fournette and Antonio Brown are both experiencing a career rebirth in Tampa Bay. The New Orleans native was cut from the Jaguars, and Brown had to handle off the field issues. But now their both excelling with Bucs.

“It was a humbling process too. I told AB every day. He went through his trial, what he had going on through his mind. Just blessed to have another opportunity, another chance to play the game that we love to play. This whole season was a learning experience for me to be honest,” said Leonard Fournette.

The former LSU Tiger had many suitors in free agency, but the lure of playing with Tom Brady was too great to pass up.

“I could’ve went another route. I could’ve gone where the offense ran through me again. I just felt it was the perfect decision for me. It was a decision I prayed on, when I got cut by the Jaguars. That’s what it was. I knew I was going surround myself with a great leader like Tom. Which he’s done a tremendous job all season as you can see. Also, I can bring some of my leadership skills to the team too. It’s going well to be honest,” said Fournette.

Fournette’s wear-and-tear has been minimized since suiting up for Tampa.

“Oh yeah I’m good, I’m fresh to be honest. My total carries this year is a 101, 102. Usually at this time I would be at 300 and something to be honest with you. Like I say, everything happens for a reason. So I’m just happy to be a part of the team. Doing my job to get the team where we want to be, and where we want to win,” said Fournette.

Fournette signed only a 1-year deal with the Bucs. So the former St. Aug Purple Knight will be a free agent this offseason.

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