Jags RB Leonard Fournette on NFL Debut: “It Was Really Easy”
Good news, Jaguars fans. One game into his professional career, running back Leonard Fournette has it all figured out.
Fournette, the number four overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, got his first taste of NFL action in the Jags’ preseason opener against the New England Patriots on Thursday. After the game NFL.com’s James Palmer asked Fournette how long it will take him to adjust to life in the NFL.
His answer was cocky as hell.
“It’s a lot slower than I really thought,” Fournette told Palmer. “That’s how I’ve been since I first got into the NFL. A lot of people were like, ‘It’s going to be fast.’ But by me playing in the SEC, that kind of helped me a lot. I think, to me, it was really easy.”
Did you hear that, everyone? It was EASY!
Fournette, who rushed for 31 yards and one touchdown on nine carries, told Palmer that he thinks he can have the kind of rookie season Ezekiel Elliott had last year.
“I’ve had pressure my whole life,” Fournette explained. “I’m built for it. No matter what the circumstances, I’ve never let the game get bigger than me and I’ve always stayed humble. That’s No. 1.”
Somebody in the Jags communications department needs to sit down with Leonard and explain what “humble” means.
Hat Tip – [NFL.com]