Leonard Fournette mentioned he has a official quarterback for the primary time in his profession after becoming a member of Tom Brady’s Buccaneers.
Fournette joined Tampa Bay after he was launched by the Jaguars forward of the brand new NFL season.
After enjoying alongside Blake Bortles, Nick Foles and Gardner Minshew in Jacksonville for the previous three seasons, Fournette is worked up to be linking up with legendary QB and six-time Tremendous Bowl champion Brady. Within the course of, he seemingly threw shade at his previous signal-callers.
“For the primary time in my life, I actually have a quarterback, in order that’s an eye-opener for me. Not a whole lot of stress goes to return on me,” mentioned Fournette.
“Me coming to Tampa made excellent sense. I felt like they’d all of the keys I wanted and vice versa. I might help the group out and likewise they might help me.
“I feel it is in all probability certainly one of my first seasons operating in in all probability a six-man field … I made positive all of that was in consideration of me coming right here.”
Fournette — the No. four choose within the 2017 NFL Draft — rushed for two,631 yards and 17 touchdowns in his three seasons with the Jaguars.
The 25-year-old additionally recorded 134 receptions for 1,009 yards and two touchdowns throughout that interval.
Forward of Sunday’s season opener in opposition to the New Orleans Saints, Fournette mentioned: “Every part’s gonna handle itself. My job is to return out right here and compete one of the best I can, get within the playbook, perceive what they need from me, and the remaining will handle itself.
“Now we have guys – Shady (LeSean McCoy), RoJo (Ronald Jones), different guys in there – I am comfy with my function proper now. I haven’t got to get beat up each week. We will break up carries, which is gonna assist so much on our our bodies in the direction of the tip of the 12 months after we’re making an attempt to make that run for no matter, the playoffs, or regardless of the case could also be. I am wonderful with my function proper now.”