Oct 13, 2013; Denver, CO, USA;Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew (32) runs in the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Jaguars 35-19. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Trade Rumors: Jaguars open to Maurice Jones-Drew deal

There have been rumors all season long that running back Maurice Jones-Drew could be on the trade block for the Jacksonville Jaguars. MJD hasn’t performed up to his usual standards and that is making teams hesitant to acquire the aging back.

From Jason LaCanfora of CBS:

It’s widely knows the Jaguars are very open to moving Maurice Jones-Drew, according to league sources, but his high salary and paltry production has resulted in scant interest for an aging back, even one with his pedigree.

On the season, Jones-Drew has carried the ball 103 times for 416 yards. That gives him a 3.1 yards per carry average, a mark that would be over a full yard lower than his previous career low. He can’t be entirely to blame for his performance. The Jaguars have struggled on offense and dealt with injuries along the offensive line.

All season long we’ve heard that he could be moved for the “right price.” If the Jaguars want to move him though, they might need to lower their price. It seems like his worth would be a late-round pick right now, probably not what the Jaguars were hoping for.

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