Leonard Fournette is ready for a fresh start.
While he’s still with the Jaguars, the third-year running back is hoping this upcoming NFL season will serve as a reboot after an injury and a suspension kept him off the field for half the year.
“I’m happy, especially the way I’m here working with my team right now,” Fournette said Friday after OTAs, via ESPN. “It’s a new year. We have a new team. We’re focused and we have new players. It’s a new year for us. So it’s a new everything. It’s a clean start for a lot of us guys.
“We’re not focused on the past. The past’s the past. Some things I did, whether it was offseason and I admitted to, yeah, I was wrong. We moved on. We’re in a good place right now.”
The offseason incident Fournette is referring to was an arrest in April. He was cited for knowingly driving with a suspended license stemming from a separate incident in November 2018.
He is coming off a disappointing 2018 season.
In eight games, he only logged 439 rushing yards and six total touchdowns.
“I kind of put a lot on myself this offseason, like getting my body right,” Fournette said. “Just mentally coming back ready to play football. No distractions. Leaving the outside stuff where it’s at. I think that’s one of the biggest things that us players have a problem with.
“We face a lot of problems, you know what I mean? We have a lot of issues ourselves. And if we’re not right with ourselves and then we come out on this field, we’re not going to be right in the game.”