The Jacksonville Jaguars invested the No. 4 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft in former LSU star Leonard Fournette, but after four games it appears their plan is to ease him in instead of thrusting him into a workhorse role.
Fournette rushed for 86 yards on 24 carries along with a touchdown in the Jaguars’ 23-20 overtime defeat at the New York Jets.
Jacksonville.com reporter Ryan O’Halloran believes Fournette should be getting more touches, and if he had gotten more vs. the Jets, the outcome would’ve been different.
When asked if he agreed, Fournette mostly rolled with the punches about his opportunities early on in his NFL career.
“I don’t really get into that,” Fournette said, choosing the diplomatic strategy. “That’s the coaches’ decisions. I have to live with the decisions they make. It’s not my team. It’s all 11 of us and we have to come together and make the plays.”
Fournette has rushed for 285 yards and 3 touchdowns through four games with the Jaguars, who are off to a 2-2 start.
Jacksonville will travel to Pittsburgh on Oct. 8 for a Week 5 matchup televised on CBS.