Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette has terminated his standard representation agreement with NFL agent Ari Nissim.— Liz Mullen (@SBJLizMullen) February 21, 2020
Nissim is no longer with Roc Nation.
Fournette was the ninth player to sign with Roc Nation — an american entertainment agency founded by rapper Jay-Z in 2008 — and subsequently landed with Nissim in 2016. According to Mullen, Nissim is no longer with Roc Nation. Entering the last year of his contract, the former fourth overall pick will be in search of new representation, however it is not yet known whether or not he will remain with Roc Nation or consider other avenues.
Entering the final year of his contract, the Jaguars have not made it known yet whether or not they will be picking up the running back’s fifth-year option, however it is unlikely considering the price tag. Last season, Fournette saw the best year of his career in rushing yards, receptions, and receiving yardage after becoming the team’s every-down back.
After playing in 904/1089 (83%) of the team’s snaps last season Fournette accumulated 1,152 rushing yards, 76 receptions and 552 receiving yards. The Jaguars could hold out on negotiations to see if his production increases again next season.
With Nissim no longer with Roc Nation another Jaguars player could be looking for new representation — defensive end Yannick Ngakoue. Ngakoue is also represented by Nissim under Roc Nation and is currently in standoff with the team regarding his contract. It is not yet known whether or not the veteran defensive end has also opted to terminate his contract with Nissim.
Considering the timeline, taking on new representation could lead to a dramatic end to the final decision regarding Ngakoue’s deal with the team. If he were to hire new representation a fresh voice could reinvigorate contract negotiations — that is if Ngakoue is willing to listen.