NFL News: Former Bucs RB Leonard Fournette barely avoids death after his car caught fire

Leonard Fournette emerged unharmed when his car unexpectedly caught fire while he was driving on a freeway, luckily escaping any injuries. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player is exhaling in relief after escaping a terrifying on-road incident. The near death escape of the super bowl champion has left him thanking his stars. He took to social media informing his fans and the NFL community of his experience.

What happened to Leonard Fournette

The 28 year old NFL Player recently uploaded on his instagram handle his burning Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat yesterday. The bonnet and the hood of the vehicle was completely destructed when it caught fire while Leonard was driving it. He captioned a video of the charred car.Around the car, which was parked on the highway shoulder, was ashes from the fire. Photos of the luxury SUV, Fournette posted in May showed a car that was almost completely unrecognisable. He made no mention of the incident’s cause.

“Man it was one of those days today, but I would like thank God, my car caught on fire while I was driving, But I’am still blessed 🙏❤️” 

Leonard Fournette

Fournette’s NFL teammates expressed their relief in the comments section after learning that the football star survived the car fire without injury.

“Awww hell naw bro I’m thankful! God talkin,” Denver Broncos star Frank Clark wrote, with his former Buccaneers teammate, K. J. Britt, commenting, “Glad you good my boy!”

Even Hollywood A-listers like comedian Michael Rapaport and rapper Meek Mill, many other NFL and college football players and players from other sports left their well wishes in the comment section. “WOW!!! Glad you’re ok my man,” Rapaport wrote, with Meek Mill leaving behind prayer hand emojis in the comments.

Is Leonard Fournette still a free agent?

Due to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ cap space constraints, they have made the decision to release Leonard Fournette, a former Super Bowl champion. This move opens up opportunities for Rachaad White, while Fournette is expected to attract interest from several teams as he enters free agency.

The 28 year old was released from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the departure of quarterback Tom Brady  and presently remains a free agent. The Buccaneers underwent a transitional phase following Brady’s exit. Fournette joined the team in 2020, following his release from the Jacksonville Jaguars, and played a pivotal role in their Super Bowl victory that same year.


Prior to his departure, he expressed his clear intentions in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times. He emphasised that winning was his primary focus and highlighted the team’s success during his tenure. Fournette stated, “Winning is everything. That’s all. And in my last three years here, that’s all we’ve done. But since my guy (Brady) left – that’s why I came – so my time here was up.”

Fournette’s comments reflected his disappointment over Brady’s departure and implied that his decision to join the Buccaneers was largely influenced by the presence of the accomplished quarterback. While Fournette’s future in the NFL and potential new team remain uncertain, his dedication to pursuing victories and contributing to a winning culture is evident.

Leonard Fournette, has a strong running style and versatility, has proven himself as a valuable player in the NFL. As he explores free agency, teams will be drawn to his ability to contribute as a runner and receiver.


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