The Jacksonville Jaguars are in contention for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, which means they will have a great opportunity to look towards the future and begin rebuilding their roster. With their rebuilding days about to go in full swing, many were left wondering whether or not veteran running back Maurice Jones-Drew would be in their plans, and it appears that there is a chance he could return to the team.
From Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union:
Caldwell says “realistic possibility” of Jones-Drew staying with #Jaguars after this year.
— Ryan O’Halloran (@ryanohalloran) November 27, 2013
Of course, it will all be up to Jones-Drew.
If he wants to finish up his career with a contender, then Jones-Drew isn’t going to want to return to Jacksonville because they are still years away from competing.
However, the market for veteran running backs doesn’t always pay out like they want, so Jones-Drew may find no better option than to be the leader and mentor for the Jaguars as they bring in new players that will turn the team around for the future.