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 Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. East. Washington Redskins. player. 58. NFC. 1

The best spot for Fournette to be traded to is the Washington Redskins. If Washington wants to finally get out of its own way, the organization needs to let new head coach Ron Rivera do what he did in Charlotte in the nation’s capital. So look for the Redskins to win with defense and a commitment to the ground game.

Though the Redskins have more running backs on their roster than they’d know what to do with, perhaps the Jaguars could take one of them off Washington’s hands in a rare player-for-player deal? Wouldn’t it be something if he was traded for his college teammate Derrius Guice straight-up? That’s not likely, but we’ve seen stranger things happen out of NFL front offices before.

When the Panthers were at their best under Rivera, they played tremendous defense and could rely on the running game. Fournette may not be as valuable as Christian McCaffrey was for Rivera in Charlotte, but he could take plenty of carries in the Washington backfield, helping bring along second-year quarterback Dwayne Haskins in the passing game as a decent receiver himself.

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Ultimately, Fournette could be a younger, less dynamic version of Adrian Peterson. That’s not to say he’ll end up playing anything close to the future Pro Football Hall of Famer, but Peterson was his prototype coming out of LSU. In short, Washington could very well end up with a Pro Bowl-level talent like John Riggins, Clinton Portis, Alfred Morris and so many before him were in D.C.