After limited action last season, he has set himself apart as the lead back of this team with Super Bowl aspirations.
Fournette had another great game Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.
He ran for 81 yards and two touchdowns, meaning he was due for a postgame interview.
While such interviews are usually not of much interest to fans, Fournette’s from Thursday night is going viral for one hilarious reason.
The #Bucs won the Pete Rozelle Award last year for having the best PR team… and I assume having multi-talented people like Michael Pehanich is a reason why. How many other PR people can manhandle Vita Vea like this? https://t.co/aiLbwzAm2T
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 15, 2021
There is Fournette, talking about his night as Vita Vea is in the background struggling mightily to remove his jersey.
The fact the production truck did not cut away immediately makes this whole situation that much more hilarious.
It has become a tradition for NFL players to trade jerseys after a game.
Players can end up with a fantastic collection of game-worn jerseys from notable players all around the league.
Someone like Vea may want to make sure he has an assistant to help remove his jersey from now on so he doesn’t get stuck flailing around again on national television.
The comical part of this is the idea that these players went through an absolute battle on the field during the game.
Fournette is talking about his night and also his career resurgence.
Yet there in the background is something that takes up all of our collective attention.
Luckily, a PR professional was there to assist Vea in his time of need.
Jokes aside, Fournette is finally living up to the hype in Tampa.
— NFL (@NFL) October 15, 2021
After two 1,000-yard seasons with Jacksonville, it was easy to write off the running back due to drama he had with the Jaguars.
However, that organization always appears to be a mess and finding structure with the Buccaneers has done him well.
Fournette is on pace to finish with right around 1,000 yards in 2021 and remains a key reason why this team is favored to repeat as champions.
Moving forward, he just needs to make sure he conducts his serious interviews in front of a solid background.