Fournette meets with Jags brass, discuss future

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The saga continues in Jacksonville, as reports have come out about a meeting between the running back Leonard Fournette, and Jaguars management, including executive vice president of football operations, Tom Coughlin. The meeting was to discuss Fournette’s future with the team.

Coming off of a disappointing season, it was once speculated that Fournette could be moved, either via trade or release during the offseason. It seems these were put to bed today, as both sides say the meeting was a success.

Likely to be the only success to come from the season from Fournette, the running back missed 9 games this year. Eight from injury, and one from being suspended after an on-field altercation with a member of the Buffalo Bills defense.

Other off-field issues plagued his season, along with allowing his conditioning to suffer while being injured. Fournette did not record a single 100-yard game all year, scored only 5 touchdowns, and spent more than half the year injured. Including the season finale, where Coughlin shared his frustration with Fournette, calling him and RB T.J. Yeldon “disrespectful” while sitting on the bench seemingly disinterested with the game.

Fournette was a number 4 overall pick 2 years ago, and the Jaguars had built their offense around his bruising style of running. But injuries have affected his ability to be on the field.

Although things looked bleak for the Rb out of LSU, it looks like he’ll be with the team for the 2019 season.