Leonard Fournette pushing for Jaguars to sign Cam Newton

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette has not been shy about voicing his desire for his team to sign free-agent quarterback Cam Newton.

Fournette likes the idea of the 2015 NFL MVP being brought in to compete with expected starter Gardner Minshew.

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Newton, a three-time Pro Bowler, was released by the Carolina Panthers last month after spending his entire nine-year career with the franchise. He has battled significant shoulder and foot injuries over the past three seasons.

“I feel like, you know, Cam went to the Super Bowl, he’s a great guy. I’ve been knowing Cam for a minute now,” Fournette told ESPN on Thursday.

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“Like I told some people that talked to me, I told them it’s no disrespect to Minshew. I’m just trying to get in the best position as a team so that we can win.”

Minshew burst onto the scene last season as a rookie and threw for 3,271 yards with 21 touchdowns and six interceptions in 14 games after Nick Foles was injured in the season opener. His 91.2 passer rating was the best of any rookie quarterback in 2019.

Jacksonville traded Foles to Chicago in March, leaving Minshew as the only quarterback on the roster with game experience.

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