Veteran running back Maurice Jones-Drew is one of the most talented players on the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he is set to hit free agency in March and the team is likely going to struggle to bring him back to town if they wish to do so.
As it currently stands, all signs point towards Jones-Drew walking in free agency and looking for a three-year deal to finish out his career.
He’s gone. He’s looking for at least a three-year deal, and the Jaguars are likely to offer a two-year deal with a lot of incentives. Some team will pay him close to what he wants and he’ll take the offer.
For the Jaguars, who have been rebuilding for years, the smart move is to avoid investing money in an aging running back and look towards the future with players that can help the team in the long run.
Jones-Drew has plenty of mileage on his body and the injuries have been piling up, which is not what you want for a player who is entering the final stretch of his career.
While Jones-Drew is one of the best players to ever put on a Jaguars uniform, the fan base needs to begin preparing for life without MJD.