Leonard Fournette Highlights the Difference Between Playing ‘With’ and ‘Against’ Tom Brady

Published 10/31/2021, 12:23 PM EDT
Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers alongside teammate Leonard Fournette. (Photo credit – Tampa Bay Buccaneers Instagram.)


Leonard Fournette is one ruthless player. When he is on the field, he embodies the “beast mode” in his conduct. The running back zips past the opposition with complete menace and crumbles them apart like they are a house of cards. Don’t believe us? His records speak themselves.

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The destructive running back recently spoke about Tom Brady and it’s safe to say that he showered praises on him. For a talented player like Fournette, to shower praises on Brady is a testament to why many consider Brady the GOAT.

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Leonard Fournette has had a stellar season for Tampa Bay this season

Fournette, 26 years old, has always had a lot of talent. However, in his early days at Jacksonville, he appeared to be another gifted youth who squandered his potential because of behavioral concerns. Because of his actions back then, the RB was cut from the Jaguars’ roster. Before last season, the Bucs signed the free agent, and the rest is history.

With the Bucs, Leonard has had a fantastic start to his career. The former Jacksonville running back currently leads Tampa Bay in rushing yards with 413 (4.4 yards per carry). Moreover, he also has recorded four touchdowns in seven games. He’s also a danger in the passing game, catching 27 catches for 222 yards and a touchdown.

Oct 24, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (7) runs the ball in for a touchdown against the Chicago Bears during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Fournette is grateful to be eye witnessing greatness in Tom Brady

Leonard Fournette recently had a chance to converse with Sports Illustrated. One highlight of his conversation was him highlighting the difference between playing with and against Tom Brady. Fournette also shared an anecdote highlighting the dedication of the GOAT.

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“Listen, Tom (Brady) is nice. It’s different playing with him too. You know playing against him is a different thing but when he’s on your team, you get to witness that like you be an eyewitness of greatness,” Fournette revealed to SI. “How he prepares, his mentality… you see why he’s got 7 rings. For the playoff run, Brady was up 5:30 in the morning texting us what we should expect. You understand, he’s been playing this game for 22 years,” he ended.

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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