JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Marqise Lee had no idea what was going on. He just knew he wanted to be a part of it.
So he jumped into the formation in the end zone and joined Leonard Fournette and four other teammates as they lined up to celebrate Fournette’s touchdown run by taking a free throw. Lee enjoyed every bit of it, too.
“It was fun,” Lee said after the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 30-10 victory over Indianapolis at EverBank Field on Sunday. “That’s the best thing about it. The opportunity to enjoy it and celebrate with the team is always the best. I think the biggest thing in that case is the O-line. Having the opportunity for them to step in to do some things with us is big.”
Fournette came up with the idea during the week and brought it to the offensive line. The linemen were immediately on board. When Fournette scored on a 5-yard run with 10:34 remaining in the third quarter he waved them over.
“I was confused for a minute [about] what we were doing until I saw Leonard line up,” Lee said. “I just saw them lining up, so I said, ‘Ooooh. I want to get in this.’”
It was Fournette’s first touchdown since Oct. 15, so he’s been waiting awhile to do the celebration.
“We have a ton of celebrations,” Fournette said. “We just have to get in the end zone more to celebrate it.”
Robinson said he was all for the idea when Fournette approached the offensive line.
“It just brings fun back to the game, just like when you were playing when you were 7, 8, 9, 10, that age when you really fell in love with the game,” he said.