LSU running back Leonard Fournette was signed to a multiyear deal by Under Armour. Multiple reports claim that the deal will pay Leonard Fournette $4.17 million in 2020. Although this is not a huge sum, it is a lucrative deal for the talented athlete. His achievements include 40 rushing touchdowns, and an Under Armour All American honor.
Leonard Fournette’s multiyear deal with Under Armour
Under Armour, a sports apparel brand, has landed its first NFL endorsement deal with former LSU running back Leonard Fournette. Fournette is expected among the top ten draft picks. The brand is already associated with several high profile athletes, including Tom Brady, Cam Newton, Julius Jones, and Demaryius Thomas. Under Armour is a leading apparel manufacturer that is the official supplier for the NFL Scouting Combine.
The deal is an impressive endorsement for an NFL rookie. Fournette will pitch Under Armour’s NFL Combine authentic line. “This is a great deal for NFL fans,” Under Armour senior vice president of global sports marketing Ryan Kuehl said of Fournette. “We are incredibly proud to have worked with such an outstanding athlete.”
He was an Under Armour All-American
LSU running back Leonard Fournette has been signed by Under Armour to a multi-year contract. He was an Under Armour All-American who set school records for rushing yards and touchdowns. Fournette’s signing comes at a perfect time for the company as it is looking to attract young talent. The company already has many high profile endorsers including quarterbacks Tom Brady and Cam Newton and wide receiver Julius Jones. Besides Fournette, Under Armour also sponsors golfers Jordan Spieth and Stephen Curry.
When Fournette first arrived at LSU, the school was a hot commodity. He quickly rose to national prominence as the top-ranked recruit in the country. In his sophomore season, he broke the LSU freshman record for rushing with 1,953 yards and 22 touchdowns. The LSU sophomore also broke the school single-game rushing record with 284 yards against Ole Miss. Fournette’s senior season was a success with 3,830 yards and 40 rush touchdowns.
He will earn $4.17 million in 2020
The LSU star has three seasons of college exposure under his belt. He rushed for nearly two thousand yards last season and averaged 6.5 yards per run. Fournette will now be able pitch Under Armour products as well as the NFL Combine Authentic line. It’s a lucrative contract with incentives that go well beyond the amount Fournette will make in 2020.
Leonard Fournette will sign the new contract with Under Armour for the third time. The four-year deal will be worth at least $4 million if he meets the incentives outlined in the deal. The Jacksonville Jaguars have already opted out of Fournette’s fifth-year option, but the team can pick him up off waivers in 2020. Fournette’s future has not been discussed by the Jaguars. If they do, they will have to pay $4 million in 2020.
He has 40 rushing touchdowns at LSU
The running back at LSU has been a top performer since his arrival. In two games against Auburn and Sam Houston State, Fournette has surpassed his career high. In the first game, he rushed for 228 yards and three touchdowns on just 19 carries. In the second game, he added 107 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries. Fournette holds the record for most LSU players with 40 rushing touchdowns, which is the highest in his career.
Before arriving at LSU, Fournette was a standout athlete. He had the rare combination of size and speed. His running style made him an extremely dangerous freshman. He rushed for 146 yards on 19 carries against Texas A&M in 2014, resulting in a 23-17 win for Les Miles’ team. Fournette also rushed for 745 yards and six touchdowns.
He has signed a three-year, $21 million deal with the Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed running back Leonard Fournette to a three-year, $21 million contract. Fournette, who signed a $3 million deal with the Buccaneers last offseason, was considered the top free agent running back after the Patriots declined to exercise his fifth-year option and failed to trade him. Fournette was also a finalist for the Super Bowl in 2020 with the Buccaneers.
The new deal with Fournette provides continuity for the Bucs’ offense, and fills a critical hole on their roster. Giovani Bernard and Julius Jones are set to become free agents this offseason, and a deal with Fournette would keep the offense rolling even if those two players do not sign extensions. The Buccaneers have also extended Chris Godwin’s contract, indicating that they want to keep the offense intact.
He is a national brand
Running back Leonard Fournette, who announced his commitment to LSU, has signed a multiyear endorsement deal with Under Armour. They have partnered with many NFL stars, including Cam Newton and quarterback Tom Brady, as well as wide receivers Julius Jones (Demyius Thomas) and Julius Jones (Julius Jones). Fournette wore Under Armour while attending St. Augustine High School in New Orleans. In December, Fournette announced his decision to join the LSU Tigers. The NFL’s latest endorsement deal with Fournette follows a deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports.
Under Armour is committed to promoting exercise and fighting breast cancer, and Fournette has been a model athlete for the company since his LSU days. The injury that sidelined the LSU running back meant that he missed the bowl game last season. However, he played seven games and averaged 6.5 yards per carry. He nearly reached two thousand yards in total last year. Now, the LSU running back will pitch Under Armour products during his NFL Combine interview.