SHOULD WFT SIGN LEONARD FOURNETTE? IT’S A NO-BRAINER!

By Matt Harrison

So, the Jags cut Leonard Fournette the other day.

And the WFT should take a serious look at signing him.

Here’s why.

Washington is desperate to find a successor to Adrian Peterson after several failed attempts since signing him.

So even if Peterson can still produce, it doesn’t mean he’ll land another contract in Washington, despite feeling he has upwards of four more years left in him.

They tried benching Peterson in Week 1 of the 2019 season to give former second-round pick Derrius Guice, but were forced to give the reins back to Peterson in Week 2 and beyond due to yet another injury to Guice. With Guice now released following a troubling detailing of domestic violence allegations, there’s a free seat ready and waiting for Fournette.

Rookie third-round pick Antonio Gibson helps the room, but he’s not taken a snap in the NFL just yet, and there’s no preseason for him to acclimate more quickly; so put a pin in that. Bryce Love, Peyton Barber and J.D. McKissic all have talent, but you could roll them together into a ball and wouldn’t equal what Fournette has done at the NFL level. For all the bodies in the RB room in Washington, Peterson is the only one that would strike any sort of fear into the heart of a defense, and he’s possibly on his way out in 2021.

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