Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has had a rough offseason. An alleged involvement in a May 26th fight at a Florida restaurant, as well as coming off Lisfranc surgery on his foot, it’s been a rough go of it for Jones-Drew.
M.J.D. was unable to participate in minicamp and showed up to offseason workouts out of shape. While he has expressed optimism he would be ready for training camp, questions still remain.
“I don’t know if I’ll be on the field that day, but that’s my plan (to be 100 percent),” Jones-Drew said, via John Oesher of Jaguars.com.
Odds are Jones-Drew is in his last year with the Jaguars no matter how well he does recover.
In 2011, M.J.D. had his most productive season while he led the NFL in rushing, even though the opposition knew it was the only way the Jaguars could succeed. He wanted more from the Jaguars organization, but new owner Shahid Khan refused. The entire situation only became worse when Khan told the media that Jones-Drew needed to hurry up and “get on the train” because it was “leaving the station.”
At 28 years-old Jones-Drew is the obvious team leader of the Jaguars and GM Dave Caldwell has told reporters they wouldn’t talk about his contract until the conclusion of the 2013 season. It could be rough year and interesting offseason for M.J.D. next season.