Leonard Fournette Has Signed His NFL Rookie Contract
So much for that idea that taking off LSU's bowl game was going to hurt Leonard Fournette's value in the NFL. It might turn out to be one of the most profitable decisions he's ever going to make.
If Fournette would have played, he could have further injured himself, or setback his health and training for the NFL Combine, which could have caused his draft slot to fall. Which would have resulted in a smaller rookie contract, and after seeing these numbers, you might understand why that's so valuable.
Here's the contract details from the Louisiana Radio Network:
"Former LSU running back Leonard Fournette has signed his rookie contract with Jacksonville. Fournette’s four-year deal is expected to be around 27 million dollars, including an 18-million dollar signing bonus. Fournette says the money is money, but he’s in Jacksonville to win."