At 27 years old, he was still at the peak of his career and could have gained massive interest from a number of NFL squads.
But Tom Brady‘s return made him decide that staying in Tampa Bay is best for him.
That said, he signed a three-year, $21 million deal to stay with the Buccaneers.
The 44-year-old quarterback is showing no signs of slowing down while his receivers remain consistent throughout the season.
Come the playoffs, Fournette has an on switch wherein he effortlessly elevates his game.
After all, he isn’t called Playoff Lenny for nothing.
I told y’all playoffs is where you become a legend and a house hold name #PlayoffLenny
— 7⃣ Leonard Fournette (@_fournette) May 23, 2022
Fournette tweeted, “I told y’all playoffs is where you become a legend and a house hold name #PlayoffLenny.”
While his efforts in the postseason were vital in the Buccaneers’ success in Super Bowl LV, the legend of Playoff Lenny started when he was with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Jaguars drafted him with the fourth overall selection in the 2017 draft and he did not waste time in making his impact felt.
After a 1,000-yard regular season, he had a 109-yard, three-touchdown performance to lift the Jaguars over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2017 Divisional Round.
Playoff Lenny Wins A Championship
Fournette had another taste of postseason football three years later and he did not put his opportunity to waste.
He scored three touchdowns in four playoff games for the Buccaneers, including his iconic run in Super Bowl LV.
Aside from having 89 rushing yards in that game, he also added four receptions for 49 yards.
Playoff Lenny will strike again as the Buccaneers are poised to make a postseason return.
Anything less than that result would be a monumental disappointment for Fournette and the Bucs.