As you can see in the photoshopped picture created by Fournette’s agency, RockNation Sports, the new running back will wear No. 28 for the Bucs. The number, once worn by franchise great Warrick Dunn, is returning to the offensive side of the ball after last being worn by Vernon Hargreaves Jr.
The fourth-year running back has a lot of catching up to do as he joins the team after training camp has wrapped, and is preparing to face the defending NFC South Champions this coming Sunday.
Traveling to New Orleans for his first game as a Buccaneers player is likely to appeal to Fournette who first burst onto the scene as a standout running back with the LSU Tigers.
In three seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Fournette ran for 2,631-yards in 36 games, and scored 19 total touchdowns for the team that drafted him fourth-overall and as the first running back off the board.
Along with fellow running backs Ronald Jones II and LeSean McCoy, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers now have a backfield which combined for 3,353-yards of offense and 30 touchdowns in 2019.
The continuing question will be just how the team splits the workload, with head coach Bruce Arians still insisting Jones is the team’s primary back.
Who knows at this point how it’ll shake up? All we know is this team gets more and more entertaining by the day, and they haven’t even taken a meaningful snap yet.