Buccaneers coaches not happy with Leonard Fournette weighing
What was missing from the additions of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski in 2020 was the upside that was seen in Tampa running back Leonard Fournette.
The former Jaguars running back signed a one-year contract to join the Buccaneers at the time and proved to be an important part of the club's Super Bowl LV title run.
Fournette then signed another one-year deal after the offseason and again impressed in the 2021 campaign, where he totaled over 1,200 yards.
All that matters for the 27-year-old, who signed a three-year, $21 million deal with Tampa Bay this offseason. However, since signing the contract
not like the Bucs coaches are too happy with how Fournette is doing.
He didn't participate in OTAs all season, and when he showed up for mandatory minicamp, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reported that the trainers weren't happy with his conditioning.
"The coaches weren't happy, and it's a shame, when he didn't participate in OTAs, but then he showed up to the required minicamp at almost 260 [pounds],"
Stroud said of Fournette on the Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast. “And that's not a good sign for a guy you just signed to a three-year contract.