LAMM AT LARGE: Jaguars need to avoid past mistakes with Leonard Fournette

LAMM AT LARGE: Jaguars need to avoid past mistakes with Leonard Fournette

By: David Lamm

The Jaguars have to learn to cut their losses and move on.

A classic example of NOT doing that is quarterback Blake Bortles. They’ve hitched their wagon to Bortles for five years – who know, maybe longer? – mainly because he was the 3rd overall pick in 2014.

Staying with Bortles might be the biggest mistake in franchise history.

Now, the Jaguars have a similar situation in running back Leonard Fournette. With the 4th overall pick in 2017, they snatched up Fournette. In his two seasons, he has been an average back, at best, not to mention saddled with injuries, a bad attitude and undisciplined play.

Perhaps the biggest concern with Fournette is the rumor he doesn’t like football.

The Jaguars face the daunting task of admitting they made a mistake with Fournette and moving on or trying to develop him into a serviceable rotation back.

He’s NOT a franchise player. Forget where he was drafted. That’s no longer relative in the big picture. All that matters now is can he stay healthy and can he mature.

Right now, the arrow is pointing down on Fournette.