LSU running back Leonard Fournette is one of the best players in the country and a front-runner for the 2016 Heisman Trophy this year. Because of that, the superstars parents want to protect him at all costs when it comes to securing his future.
Fournette will likely leave school after the 2016 season and enter the 2017 NFL Draft, where he is projected to be a top-five selection. Many believe that he should sit out the 2016 season to avoid injury, a discussion that became popular among many top draft prospects when Jadeveon Clowney was listed as the number one overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
No player has taken that action just yet, but because of this, “Loss of Draft Value” insurance policies have become very popular. Currently, Fournette’s parents have two policies worth $10 million each taken out on their son.
CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd wrote about the two policies, which cover him if a career-ending injury were to occur.
Dodd wrote: “Fournette needs to know it has become common practice for the game’s best players to purchase disability insurance. The policies bought by his parents cover him for $10 million in total disability in the event of a career-ending injury and $10 million for circumstances that would lead to him falling from his projected NFL draft spot.”
Fournette, however, doesn’t want to even talk about the possibility of getting injured.
“I don’t think about it,” Fournette told CBS Sports. “This is the second time I’m actually talking about it. I leave everything in God’s hands.”
During the last two seasons, Leonard Fournette has rushed for nearly 3,000 yards and 32 touchdowns. He will likely be a big player for the Tigers this year and should end up being a top selection in the draft next April barring any kind of setback.
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