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Leonard Fournette isn’t going to save the Jaguars’ offense

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NFL: New York Jets at Jacksonville Jaguars Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars offense has had two good games this season, otherwise it’s been underwhelming... to be kind. The passing offense has left a lot to be desired, the run game has been up and down and the offense continuously turns the ball over. Running back Leonard Fournette has been out for the past few weeks and there’s some optimism among fans he could return on Sunday against the Houston Texans.

Even if Fournette returns, he’s not the savior to the Jaguars offense and to expect him to be that, it’s not fair to Fournette.

Fournette is coming off a hamstring injury and it’s unlikely he will be 100 percent full go when he does return, even if it’s not after the bye. The issues on the Jaguars offense is a lot deeper than just Fournette being out of the game. Even if Fournette was fully healthy on Sunday, when the team was down 10-0 there would still be that sense of dread that the offense couldn’t come back from it.

Getting Fournette back is going to help the offense, but it’s not going to transform it to some consistent scoring machine that can win games even if the defense falters. The Jaguars have ran the ball well without Fournette, the issues have been is if they get caught having to pass the ball they’re screwed and Fournette doesn’t really alleviate that.