The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to let running back Maurice Jones-Drew, arguably their best player, hit the open market. According to John Oehser of the Jaguars.’ website, general manager David Caldwell said that the team wasn’t expected to re-sign Jones-Drew before the free agency period begins.
And that is just fine with Jones-Drew.
“I’m fine with it,” Jones-Drew said, via the Florida Times-Union. “I kind of figured that because we didn’t talk throughout the year. That’s part of the business. There’s no hard feelings. I gave everything I could to the organization. I appreciate them giving me that opportunity. Wherever I go next year, they’ll have a person ready to play at a high level.”
Jones-Drew had a relative down year in 2013. He carried the ball 234 times in 15 games for 803 yards with a career low average of 3.4 yards per carry. He missed a lot of games in the 2012 season with injury as well.