Fournette has done more than enough to earn this payday. After being released by the Jacksonville Jaguars, Fournette played the last two seasons in Tampa under one-year deals. Once he established himself as a three-down back his value skyrocketed, rightfully so. But back to the Fournette visiting the Patriots.
When quarterback Tom Brady decided to come out of retirement and return to the Buccaneers, he started recruiting immediately. So of course when Brady found out that Fournette was in New England he called Fournette and said, “What’s your ass doing up there, man?”
#Bucs RB Leonard Fournette said that not long after Tom Brady un-retired, he was on a trip visiting the #Patriots as a free agent. Brady then called Fournette and said “What’s your ass doing up there, man?” pic.twitter.com/LRGsgfBi1o
— PewterReport (@PewterReport) June 7, 2022
The Brady factor is a real thing, just ask Ryan Jensen and Leonard Fournette. Both players were looking to sign with different teams, until Brady called. The GOAT has that power and we’re all better off for it.
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