Aug 17, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew (32) runs by New York Jets linebacker DeMario Davis (56) during the first quarter of a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars reportedly open to trading Maurice Jones-Drew

A few days ago, it was reported that Jacksonville Jaguars didn’t have much interest in trading starting running back, Maurice Jones-Drew.

Now according to Pro Football Talk, that stance has changed:

Jaguars G.M. David Caldwell has said he won’t trade running back Maurice Jones-Drew.  It’s possible that the rest of that statement should be “for a bowl of soup and an ugly hat.”

Per a league source, a deal would indeed be done, at the right price.

While MJD has become one of the few staples of the Jaguars franchise the past eight years, the NFL life expectancy for running backs isn’t exactly long and given the Jags’ current roster situation, using Jones-Drew to improve seems like a solid football move. Of course, from an emotional standpoint, it’s one many Jags fans will find internal difficulty with, but at the end of the day, it is a business.

What teams would be interested or what the price tag would be are currently unknown, though, as one of the few trade chips the Jags posses, it seems like an obvious move.

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