Sep 22, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew (32) rushes against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars not shopping veteran players

After the news surfaced on Wednesday afternoon that the Jacksonville Jaguars had traded starting offensive tackle Eugene Monroe to the Baltimore Ravens for a Day 3 draft pick, there was immediately speculation that a fire sale could soon be taking place with many of the team’s veteran players.

One of the top names would have been running back Maurice Jones-Drew, but Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network said on Around the League that the Jaguars were not actively shopping their top veteran players.

Of course, Rapoport followed that up by saying the team “would listen — as any team would — if the deal is good enough,” so anything remains possible.

When you consider that the Jags are not going anywhere this season, it may not be a bad move for the team to trade off their valuable assets and stockpile draft picks for their rebuilding — especially when you consider the strength of the 2013 NFL Draft class.

If they could get a reasonable offer, it would be wise for the team to ship off Jones-Drew to a contending team so that he can finish off his career in a good place while the Jaguars plan for the future.

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