• Jacksonville Jaguars waived Leonard Fournette​
  • He received an $18 million signing bonus in 2017
  • Fournette was caught driving with a suspended license in 2019

Leonard Fournette’s net worth is around $10 million. He is set to enter the last year of his 4-year deal to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars but he found himself without a team with only weeks before the start of the season.

The Jaguars have decided to waive him. Fournette still has $4.1 million left in his contract and any team will have to shoulder it should they sign him. The recent move puts an end to the tumultuous 3-year relationship between the running back and the Jaguars. Fournette showed potential in his rookie year, but things didn't work out for both parties. His rookie salary was only $465,000 but it included a $17.8 million signing bonus, a report from Spotrac revealed.

According to ESPN, the former LSU star’s style of play is more suited to a power-run offense, which worked wonders before under former team official Tom Coughlin but with the offense taking a new approach in the upcoming season, the Jaguars feel that Devine Ozigbo and Ryquell Armstead can do better.

The Jaguars pinned its hopes on him after seeing how players in his position turned things quickly for other franchises. When he is focused, Fournette is in a league of his own. His 666 rushes for three years were only bettered by Ezekiel Elliott, Todd Gurley, Derrick Henry and Joe Mixon. He also owns a couple of Jaguars records: longest rushing play, first player to score a scrimmage touchdown in his first six games and first player to record 100 yards rush in his pro debut, per Celebrity Net Worth.

On the other hand, it looks like Jacksonville has not finished cleaning up its roster. The team recently traded away Yannick Ngakoue to Minnesota Vikings for two draft picks. In the case of Fournette, Coach Doug Marrone claimed that the management believes that other players can also bring what the 3-year veteran brings to the table, minus the on and off the field drama. The team tried to shop him around but found no takers last season.

The unexpected move speaks of how the relationship has turned sour to a point that the Jaguars are letting Fournette go for nothing. The former 4th overall pick in the 2017 draft has filed grievance to settle his case. Fournette has been fined and suspended due to behavior problems in the past and in April 2019, he was apprehended for driving with a suspended license.

It remains to be seen if Fournette can still find a team to play for before the season starts. His fans hope it’s not yet the end for the troubled star.