It wasn’t necessarily a bad breakup between Maurice Jones-Drew and the Jacksonville Jaguars. The two sides were just kind of forced to see other people.
For Jones-Drew, that meant signing with the Oakland Raiders to compete with Darren McFadden for the starting running back spot. After his signing, Jones-Drew tried to put the rumors of his demise to rest.
“I have a ton left in my game,” said Jones-Drew. “I think people tend to look at running backs and say, ‘Oh, you’re 29. You don’t have anything left.’ Well, last year I was coming off a major foot surgery, which most people don’t even play the year after and I played 15 games and I didn’t get an offseason to work out. I just kind of toughed it out throughout the season and did everything I could to try to help us be as successful as possible. So, this year I get a full offseason. In 2012, I missed all of training and played five games and missed most the year with that injury. So, only being the starter for three years and a back up for three, I feel like I have a ton left in the tank. I get an opportunity to show that here in Oakland.”