3 reasons Eagles should call Jaguars about Leonard Fournette trade

Leonard Fournette, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
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2. Motivation for new deal

Back in 2017, the decision by the Jaguars to select Fournette with the fourth overall pick seemed like an easy one after watching the ridiculous numbers the running back previously put together at LSU.

After agreeing to a four-year, $27 million deal, it seemed like only a matter of time before Fournette earned that hefty contract down the road as one of the top running backs in the league, that is assuming he was able to live up to the NFL hype.

Fournette most likely won’t be paid as the league’s top running back with his next deal unless he finds a way to set all sorts of records in 2019, but there is no question he is going to be in for a major pay raise, whether it comes next season or a few months after.

Either way, one of the best factors surrounding athletes entering the final year of their contract is the extra motivation to perform at a high level to be rewarded in one of the best ways possible later on.

It’s no secret what Fournette is capable of when on top of his game, and while his numbers in Jacksonville over the last three years don’t stand out like some of the other running backs across the league, keep in mind the Jaguars in general as an offense wasn’t exactly the best.

Now if Fournette were to join an offense like the Eagles already loaded with talent along with a reliable offensive line, this would be a major upgrade over what he was working with as a member of the Jaguars.