Leonard Fournette has been on a tear for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the result is his having an established claim to the title of RB1 for the defending Super Bowl Champions.
But when the head coach is Bruce Arians, who has preached a ‘hot hand’ methodology of running back snaps, there’s a growing question surrounding the use of one-time primary back, Ronald Jones II.
“When ‘RoJo’ got hurt he took over and he’s not looking back,” Arians said of Fournette this week. “It’s hard for ‘RoJo’ to get back out there unless he gets hurt.”
Through six games in 2020, Jones (RoJo) helped get the Bucs off to a 4-2 start with 97 carries, 472 yards rushing, and six touchdowns. He was coming off his third straight 100-yard rushing performance, and Tampa Bay had just beaten the Green Bay Packers, 38-10.