The Jacksonville Jaguars began what’s likely to be a complete fire-sale over the next month after they traded away their best veteran offensive lineman in tackle Eugene Monroe to the Baltimore Ravens.
But the question everyone is asking is if Pro Bowler Maurice Jones-Drew will eventually get traded. General Manager David Caldwell said Thursday that the team’s trade of Monroe to for draft picks does not mean he’s looking to unload other players.
“I had good talks with (Posluszny) and (Jones-Drew) today and they’re not going anywhere,” Caldwell said, via ESPN.com. “We feel good about those guys being here. Nor do they want to go anywhere. They’re part of this team and we’re excited about having them a part of this team.”
“We’ll always answer our phone,” he said. “Trades are difficult to do in the season, and we have no intention of trading anybody on our roster right now.”
Reading between the lines, the most telling comment was that Caldwell admitted he will answer his phone if another team calls, even if he has “no intention” of making further trades. Expect to see Jones-Drew in a lot of trade rumors for the next month until the NFL trade deadline has passed.