Free Agent RB Leonard Fournette Narrowly Escapes Injury After SUV Catches Fire

Free agent NFL running back Leonard Fournette had a fortunate escape when his Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat caught fire while he was driving on a highway.

The incident took place on I-275, and thankfully, there was no crash involved. Authorities determined it to be a mechanical issue, although the exact cause of the fire remains unknown.

Taking to his Instagram account, where he has over 1 million followers, Fournette shared a video showcasing the aftermath of the car fire.

In the footage, his charred SUV can be seen, with the front grill, hood, and windshield completely destroyed. Despite the frightening experience, Fournette expressed gratitude to God and reassured his fans, saying, "Man, it was one of those days today, but I would like to thank God. My car caught on fire while I was driving, but I am still blessed."

Support poured in from fans and fellow NFL players in the comments section of Fournette's post.

Fournette's NFL journey has been a mix of ups and downs. After being released by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2020, he found success with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, ultimately contributing to their Super Bowl victory.

Fournette posted this photo of himself smiling with the new car just weeks ago.

Despite a relatively less impressive 2022 season, Fournette led the Buccaneers in total scrimmage yards. In March, he was released by the team due to salary cap considerations but maintains a positive relationship with them.

Now a free agent, Leonard Fournette is seeking his next opportunity in the NFL. With his determination and resilience, he aims to continue making an impact on the field while remaining grateful for his safety after the harrowing car fire incident. Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports