If Leonard Fournette is expendable, these teams need to call with a trade offer

Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /
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Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

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One team in-state who could use Fournette’s services are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. By adding Tom Brady in free agency, the Buccaneers look to be a playoff team for the first time in over a decade. The offense could be elite, but they do need to upgrade the running back position. Though there are running backs still available on the free-agent market, Fournette would certainly fit in.

The Buccaneers have Ronald Jones already on the roster, but it’s not like he’s set the world on fire in his time with Tampa Bay thus far. They could look to land former Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman in free agency, but Fournette looks to have more left in the tank than Freeman at this point of his career.

More importantly, adding a player like Fournette would make the Buccaneers’ offense multi-dimensional, only accentuating the talent coming in with Brady. Tampa Bay will likely be a team playing with a lot of leads in ball games. They’ll have a pass rush to get after the opposing quarterback, but the Buccaneers will need a bell-cow to carry the rock en route to victory.

Ultimately, the Buccaneers are in win-now mode because they have Brady and he’s not getting any younger. Their Super Bowl window is now and they must do everything in their power to win at least 10 games each of the next three seasons before he retires. With Fournette still on his rookie deal, this is a relatively cheap option for the Buccaneers to help solve an offensive issue.