Nov 24, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew (32) warms up before a game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Jaguars to continue splitting carries in backfield

The Jacksonville Jaguars have been able to do the unthinkable this season — win some games. During the past few weeks where they have been able to record two wins, the team has been splitting time in the backfield between veteran running back Maurice Jones-Drew and Jordan Todman.

Jones-Drew has been getting a bulk of the carries, but Todman is slowly closing the gap.

If you were wondering whether or not the team would eventually abandon their timeshare in the backfield, don’t get your hopes up. According to offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch, Jones-Drew and Todman will continue splitting carries.

“I think that would be a really good setup for us,” Fisch said, via the Florida Times Union.

Jones-Drew seems to be willing to embrace the split carries, because it appears to be keeping him fresher and that is better for his long-term success.

“In the fourth quarter, I was fresher than I’ve ever been,” Jones-Drew said.

Fantasy owners may not be too thrilled about the way the timeshare is affecting their running backs fantasy status, but you weren’t going to get much out of either player regardless.

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