The Jaguars signed first-round draft pick Leonard Fournette to a four-year rookie contract on Wednesday that’s valued at $27.1 million.
Fournette, the fourth overall pick in the NFL Draft, also received a $17.8 million signing bonus that is fully guaranteed. He is expected to be the Jaguars’ workhorse tailback in their run-oriented offense this upcoming season.
At LSU, Fournette rushed for 3,830 career rushing yards, which ranked as the fourth highest in school history, and scored 42 touchdowns. Fournette also set or tied 23 different school records at LSU, including eight single-season records, five single-game records, seven bowl records and three career records.
“Throughout this whole process you still have to go out there and work hard, but the only thing about it is you are working for money now,” Fournette said. “Your mindset doesn’t have to change. Money is money, but at the end of the day, you come here to win. You come here to get better, to make the team better and make the whole foundation better. That is my main focus.”