Dec 5, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew (32) is pursued by Houston Texans cornerback Brice McCain (21) at EverBank Field. The Jaguars defeated the Texans 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Maurice Jones-Drew 'wants to be' in Jacksonville after contract expires

With Maurice Jones-Drew’s contract expiring at the end of the season, he is able to test the free-agent market in just a few months. However, he might not want to test those waters after all. Apparently, he wants to stay put in Jacksonville.

From ESPN,

“I want to be here,” Jones-Drew said. “It’s a fun environment. It’s different than I’ve ever been a part of. It works. It takes time to build anything. It’s starting to turn around for us, and we’re starting to play well. That’s exciting.”

It also might keep Jones-Drew from testing the free-agent market.

Jones-Drew has three games remaining on a five-year, $31 million contract he signed in 2009. He’s earning $4.95 million this season.

He is looking forward to the future in Jacksonville, and is ready for a potential new quarterback to come into town.

“I just want to be a leader,” he said. “Back when I was young and doing some wild stuff, we had older guys that would be like, ‘All right, calm down.’ Well, now I look around here and I’m like, ‘All right, where are these older guys at?’ Oh, I’m one of them. So you’ve kind of got to change some things, especially with what we’ve been going through.”

Do you think MJD should stay in Jacksonville, or take his talents elsewhere?

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