Leonard Fournette’s weight is overblown issue for Buccaneers

Leonard Fournette, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Leonard Fournette, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette’s weight is reportedly overblown. The only thing really overblown is this “issue” for the Buccaneers.

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reported for minicamp back at the beginning of June, it was reported that Leonard Fournette was tipping the scales at upwards of 260 pounds and that the coaching staff was justifiably not happy. Fournette addressed that there was an issue, and has been training like a maniac if his social media is to be believed. As far as everyone knew, that was that.

The weird thing is, for whatever reason this story popped up again in the middle of July, and has people talking once again. The thing is, while it’s true that Fournette just signed a contract extension and him showing up all ballooned up for minicamp isn’t a great look, it seemed like everything was resolved. So what gives? Guess we can chalk it up to a slow news day.

The meat and potatoes of it are yes, Fournette is looking “low key thicc” currently, but by all accounts, his weight is not nearly as heavy as it was a month and a half ago. Fournette will slim down to the playing weight he needs to during training camp (they are in Florida after all), and this will become a non-issue.

In fairness, Fournette has adopted the nicknames “Late Season Lenny”, “Playoff Lenny”, and “Lombardi Lenny” thanks to his ability to seemingly evolve like a Pokemon as the season progresses. No matter how bleak things look in the beginning, Lenny turns it around.

So yes, this Leonard Fournette story becoming a thing in the first place isn’t “ideal.” However, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their fans shouldn’t put too much stock into this “issue”, as it will be forgotten about down the road. Besides, there are bigger fish to fry.

Next. One such fish. dark