3 impacts Leonard Fournette’s release will have on the New Orleans Saints

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 15: Leonard Fournette #27 of the Jacksonville Jaguars waves to booing Oakland Raiders fans after the go ahead touchdown by Chris Conley #18 during the second half against the Oakland Raiders at RingCentral Coliseum on December 15, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 15: Leonard Fournette #27 of the Jacksonville Jaguars waves to booing Oakland Raiders fans after the go ahead touchdown by Chris Conley #18 during the second half against the Oakland Raiders at RingCentral Coliseum on December 15, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images) /
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He shows how teams value running backs

The Saints have a huge decision that should be looming over the minds of the front office staff. Superstar running back Alvin Kamara’s contract is up at the end of this season and they need to either re-sign him or let him walk.

His market value is $14.9 million, but the Saints couldn’t nearly afford that — nor should they, especially if they plan to bring back Marcus Williams and Demario Davis among others hitting the market.

This release of Leonard Fournette, who was projected to be a top-15 running back, makes a statement of how much teams value running backs.

This will and should play a factor in how the Saints deal with and offer money to Kamara at the end of this season. I would love for them to keep him, but they should not overvalue Kamara and pay him too much money.

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The New Orleans Saints are prepared to go into this season and win every game. The shocking release of Leonard Fournette, though, might force the team to reconsider some of the games that they have already planned for

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