The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have just two running backs on the roster, Ke’Shawn Vaughn and Kenjon Barner, but would certainly like to add at least one of the free agents back to that list. On Monday, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ general manager Jason Licht addressed the media following Chris Godwin’s address. He was asked what the chances of Leonard Fournette returning to the team were, and he stated that he would love to have the veteran return to the team.
“I’d say that we’ll continue talks with a lot of our players, and we’ll do the best we can. We would love to have Leonard back.”
And that is what just happened this morning, per Ian Rappoport. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are re-signing Leonard Fournette to a 3-year deal worth up to $24 million.
Sources: The #Bucs are re-signing RB Leonard Fournette, as more of Tom Brady’s friends return to Tampa. He gets a 3-year deal worth $21M up to $24M.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 22, 2022
During his past two seasons in Tampa, not including the post season, he has played in 27 games, carrying the football 277 times for 1,179 yards and 14 touchdowns. The veteran running back knew his worth and it seems that Tampa Bay Buccaneers know his worth as well.