One of the goals Leonard Fournette set for himself this season was staying healthy enough to play 16 games. If it weren’t for the flu in Week 17, he could have said that mission was accomplished.
Fournette, Chark’s teammate and roommate at LSU (in Chark’s freshman season) ran for 1.152 yards and caught 76 passes to lead the team in both categories. But those stats may not be as important as the other he did in 2019.
Fournette showed maturity as a leader on the field, on the sideline, and in the locker room. He picked up the slack for an offense that averaged a dismal 18.8 points a game, good enough for 26th in the NFL this season. While he scored just three touchdowns this season, he still gave defenses a reason to focus on his versatility.