Credit: Instagram

Credit: Instagram

NFL running back Leonard Fournette, who is currently a  free agent,  had a close call on Tuesday when his SUV caught fire while he was driving on the highway. Fournette shared a video of his charred vehicle on Instagram, thanking God for his safety and saying he was "still blessed".

Fournette, 28, is one of the top running backs available in the free agency market. He spent the last three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, helping them win the Super Bowl in 2020. He rushed for 668 yards and three touchdowns on 189 carries and caught 73 passes for 523 yards and three touchdowns in 16 games last season.

It is unclear what caused the fire or where Fournette was at the time of the accident. The video shows the front end of the car burnt to a crisp on the side of the road, with the windshield mostly smashed out. Fournette did not mention any injuries or damages in his post. He added a caption that read, "Man it was one of those days today, but I would like thank God, my car caught on fire while I was driving, But I’am still blessed 🙏❤️"

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Fournette also had a stellar performance in the playoffs, totaling 448 yards and four touchdowns from scrimmage in four games. He earned the nickname "Playoff Lenny" for his clutch plays in the postseason.

The Super Bowl LV winner with  Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the Kansas City Chiefs was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the fourth overall pick in 2017. He played three seasons for the Jaguars, rushing for 2,631 yards and 17 touchdowns and catching 134 passes for 1,009 yards and two touchdowns in 36 games. He was released by the Jaguars before the 2020 season and signed with the Buccaneers.

Fournette has not yet found a new team for the 2023 season. He revealed in a since-deleted tweet in December that he was playing with a Lisfranc injury in his foot, which could affect his market value. Fournette is a former star at LSU, where he rushed for 3,830 yards and 40 touchdowns and caught 41 passes for 526 yards and one touchdown in 32 games.