Leonard Fournette

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Buccaneers, RB Age: 27-166d Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#4 overall), 2017 College: Louisiana State Agent(s): Kim Miale (Roc Nation Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    Leonard Fournette signed a 3 year, $21,000,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including $12,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,000,000. In 2022, Fournette will earn a base salary of $2,000,000 and a signing bonus of $5,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $3,666,666 and a dead cap value of $9,000,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $21,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $7,000,000
    Total Guarantees $12,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $9,000,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2022 Contract details by year 27 $2,000,000 $1,666,666 - $3,666,666 $9,000,000 $7,000,000($7,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-5,333,334 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-1,333,334 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $5,666,666 2023 Dead Cap: $3,333,334 2022 Cap Savings: $-2,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $1,666,666 2023 Dead Cap: $3,333,334 2022 Cap Savings: $2,000,000
    2023 Contract details by year 28 $6,500,000 $1,666,666 $500,000 $8,666,666 $5,333,334 $7,000,000($14,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $5,333,334 2023 Cap Savings: $3,333,332 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $3,333,334 2023 Cap Savings: $5,333,332 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $3,666,666 2024 Dead Cap: $1,666,668 2023 Cap Savings: $5,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $1,666,666 2024 Dead Cap: $1,666,668 2023 Cap Savings: $7,000,000

    Potential Out: 2024, 2 yr, $14,000,000; $1,666,668 dead cap

    2024 Contract details by year 29 $6,500,000 $1,666,668 $500,000 $8,666,668 $1,666,668 $7,000,000($21,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $1,666,668 2024 Cap Savings: $7,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $1,666,668 2024 Cap Savings: $7,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $1,666,668 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $7,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $1,666,668 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $7,000,000
    2025 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $9M guaranteed at signing (2022 salary + 2022 roster bonus + $2M of 2023 salary)
    • Additional $2M of 2023 salary fully guarantees on the 5th league day of 2023
    • 2022 Roster Bonus: $4.5M (fully guaranteed, treated as signing bonus)
    • 2022-2024 Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000, guaranteed in 2022)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2021-2021

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,250,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,250,000
    Total Guarantees $3,250,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $3,250,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2020-2020

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,000,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2017-2020Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $27,150,842
    Signing Bonus $17,886,067
    Average Salary $6,787,711
    Total Guarantees $27,150,842
    Guaranteed at Signing $27,150,842
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $465,000 $17,886,067 - - - - - $18,351,067
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,699,129 - - - - - - $1,699,129
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $2,933,258 - - - - - - $2,933,258
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 - - - - - $500,000 $2,500,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - $2,250,000 - - - - $3,250,000
    5 seasons $8,097,387 $17,886,067 $2,250,000 - - - $500,000 $28,733,454
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 $5,000,000 - - - - - $7,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $6,500,000 - $500,000 - - - - $7,000,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $6,500,000 - $500,000 - - - - $7,000,000
    $23,097,387 $22,886,067 $3,250,000 - - - $500,000 $49,733,454
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $5,097,387 $17,886,067 - - - - - $22,983,454
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 - $2,250,000 - - - $500,000 $5,750,000
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 09/27/2019, $28,075

      Blindside block against Tennessee (TEN)


    • Player contract details by year 12/15/2017, $12,154

      Fighting against Seattle (SEA)


    • TOTAL: $40,229

  • Transactions

    Mar 22 2022Signed a 3 year $21 million contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Mar 26 2021Signed a 1 year $3.25 million contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Sep 2 2020Signed a 1 year $2 million contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Aug 31 2020Waived by Jacksonville (JAC)
    May 1 2020Jacksonville (JAC) declined an $8.4 million option for 2021
    Sep 27 2019Fined $28,075 Blindside block against Tennessee (TEN)
    May 17 2017Signed a 4 year $27.15 million contract with Jacksonville (JAC)
    Apr 27 2017Drafted by Jacksonville (JAC): Round 1 (#4 overall)
  • 2022 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Leonard Fournette ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Rush Att Rush Yds Yds/Att Rush TD Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Fum Prod Pts
    2021 TB 14 14 13 623 52.7 180 812 4.5 8 69 454 2 1 186.6
    2020 TB 13 13 3 383 35.7 97 367 3.8 6 36 233 0 0 96
    2019 JAX 15 15 15 918 82.9 265 1152 4.3 3 76 522 0 1 183.4
    2018 JAX 8 8 8 280 26.9 133 439 3.3 5 22 185 1 0 98.4
    2017 JAX 13 13 13 564 49.8 268 1040 3.9 9 36 302 1 2 194.2
    Totals 63 63 52 2,768 - 943 3,810 4.0 31 239 1,696 4 4 758.60
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 2 yrs, $12,305,154
    • Avg. Salary: $6,152,577
    • NFL Rank: 285
    • RB Rank: 11

    Previous Contract

    • Free Agent:
    • Avg. Salary: -
    • NFL Rank: 0
    • RB Rank: 0

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Leonard Fournette to.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Kareem Hunt 2 $12,000,000 $6,000,000 24
    David Johnson 1 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 29
    Gus Edwards 2 $9,000,000 $4,500,000 26
    Kenyan Drake 2 $11,000,000 $5,500,000 27
    Averages 1.8 $9,250,000 $5,285,714 26.5


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Fournette's current age (27), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    1 $5,166,667 $5,166,667


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Fournette statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Played %, Rushing Yards, Rushing Touchdowns, Fumbles, Receptions, Receiving Yards, Rating

    Player GP% Rush Yds/GM Rush TD/GM Fum/GM Rec Rec Yds Rating
    Kareem Hunt 2018-2019, CLE 59.38 52.79 0.47 0.05 3.32 34.89 79.8
    David Johnson 2019-2020, HOU 78.13 41.44 0.32 0.12 2.76 27.36 66.7
    Gus Edwards 2019-2020, BAL 100 44.81 0.25 0.09 0.5 5.44 76.7
    Kenyan Drake 2019-2020, LV 90.63 61.1 0.62 0.17 2.59 16.62 65.35
    Average 82.04 50.04 0.42 0.11 2.29 21.08 72.14
    Leonard Fournette 2020-2021 81.82 43.67 0.52 0.04 3.89 25.44 66.6
    % Change -0.27% -12.73% 23.81% 63.64% 34.94% 20.68% -7.68%
    Median Prime % Change 20.68%
    Average Prime % Change 17.48%


    Calculated Market Value: Leonard Fournette

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

    Terms Avg. Salary
    2 years, $12,305,154 $6,152,577